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Thrice denied

(6 Posts)
Marchate Sat 13-Feb-16 19:10:17

Week 1
GP - I think you are being emotionally abused
Person - No, I don't think so. I'm only feeling a bit down

Week 2
GP - I think you are being emotionally abused
Person - No, I don't think so. I've been on DA courses. I'm sure I would realise

Week 3
GP - I think you are being emotionally abused
Person - No, I don't think so. I don't have any confidence and am quite dependant

Week 4
Person - I've been reading about emotional abuse. It explains so much
GP smiles

ButterIsAngelSpunk Sat 13-Feb-16 19:17:34

....ok

TheGoodEnoughWife Sat 13-Feb-16 19:19:22

Have you seen the light OP?

Good if you have. Sometimes we are too close to the problem to even see there is a problem there!

Laquitar Sun 14-Feb-16 08:25:05

Also good on you if you are the GP (that's how i read it but i might be wrong)

MakeItRain Sun 14-Feb-16 08:41:33

I think the GP in this scenario doesn't seem to understand the complexities involved in being in an abusive relationship. It's never as simple as telling someone they're in one. And resolving the situation is never as simple as someone implying that "I've done a bit of reading so I understand/can handle it now".

Hissy Sun 14-Feb-16 09:32:39

The first step in recovering from abuse is to recognise it, the second to admit it.

It's very complex and thank god the gp had the insight to keep stating what they saw. Now there's a victim who has recognised something isn't right, maybe they'll accept help.

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