Kellie Jo Holly believes leaving her abusive relationship was the best thing she ever did for herself and her children. This episode of HealthyPlace Radio delves into the abuse she experienced during her 18 year marriage, some of the reasons she stayed, and the incentive behind her escape.
Soon after Kellie left her relationship, HealthyPlace contacted her to request she write the blog Verbal Abuse In Relationships here on the site. Kellie shares with readers the types of issues domestic abuse causes (i.e. depression), why leaving an abusive relationship can be difficult, and hopes to create an understanding of the abusive dynamics in both the abuser and his or her target for abuse.
Kellie puts to use her hard-won knowledge about abuse and openly shares her experience of healing from domestic violence every week in her HealthyPlace blog. She believes in only by knowing the enemy called abuse can you hope to save yourself from accepting abuse or inflicting it. She also maintains her website, Verbal Abuse Journals. In the archives, you’ll find her account of the domestic abuse in her old relationship.
We hope you enjoy this interview about leaving an abusive relationship.
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