Face-to-face support groups can be very beneficial for survivors of domestic abuse. For those who are thinking of starting one or participating in one, here are some things you might like to reflect on.
I (Barb) participated in several secular support groups over the years. I went to my first group because the women’s refuge recommended it to me. I had actually reconciled with my abuser after leaving the refuge, but nevertheless I managed to attend the support group which ran for about 8 weeks. I told my husband I was going to women’s self esteem group, and believe it or not he let me go. I was pretty much in the fog, of course, being still in the abusive relationship, but I did learn one thing from the group.
One week the facilitators organised an attorney to come and speak about Protection Orders, how to apply for them, what…
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