The Last Step in Healing From An Abusive Relationship May Be the Hardest

Melissa J. Hogan
15 min readFeb 7

Healing from an abusive relationship is a journey. But figuring out how you got there in the first place can bring closure and a healthier future.

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“I would never let someone treat me that way.”

That is one of the most unhelpful, and in fact harmful, statements someone can say to a survivor of abuse. It puts the…

Melissa J. Hogan

Lawyer. Author, “Afraid of the Doctor: Every Parent’s Guide to Preventing and Managing Medical Trauma.” Find me at