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2 thoughts on “Lame Excuses Used to Defend Abusive Behavior

  • May 31, 2018 at 7:58 pm
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    Psychologists make excuses for abusers, I’ve been to two who stopped me mid sentence when finally being able to talk about the abuse I suffered at the hands of my oldest sister. They both said exactly the same thing, that I should understand her as she was acting out her own pain ( we grew up in domestic violence). How is that supposed to help? My sister is 51 now, and she admits the abuse, has described herself as being like Hitler ( who would admit to that and have no shame?) and has studied psychology and knows how to reframe herself as the victim. She has absolutely no remorse and she is further enabled by this trend in psychology insisting we see her as a victim. It is further crazy making and it needs to stop. As a result, I now have been silenced AGAIN by psychologists. It’s a sad indictment on the profession and I will not go back to see another one ever again. They really don’t know a thing about how to treat victims of sustained childhood abuse and trauma.

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