by Dr. Elil
Seeing a family member or friend in an abusive marriage is hard to witness. It’s not easy to know how to help them or if they’re even open to change. Not all victims of domestic violence need the same help at the same time. Sometimes, a victim might need to feel validated and other times, they might need more tangible help – a safe place to stay or job skills training. Although knowing what to offer at what time can seem daunting, here are some general guidelines linked to the different stages of change.