*Blog post updated on 8/28/2023
If I just love him enough, he’ll change.
If I just treat her well enough, things will get better.
If I just let it go this time, they’ll figure it out and won’t do it again.
If you’ve ever known someone in an abusive relationship, these phrases will sound all-too-familiar.
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