Someone in a position to support a survivor can play a crucial role in the survivor’s ability to stay safe or even leave for good.
Healing the emotional effects of abuse can be challenging. One option for survivors is working with a support or service animal.
While it’s normal to want to help someone you love, there is no way to ‘save’ or ‘fix’ another person.
It’s important to try and understand what a person who is being abused is going through, why they might stay in an abusive relationship and how you can help by supporting and shifting power back to them.
Shahida Arabi offers tips for self-care, healing and recovery after abuse.