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Voters choose familiar

November 14, 2012
The Altoona Mirror

Early on, in abusive relationships, the abuser begins the process of stripping away the self-confidence of his victim. Over and over, until she (or he) begins to believe what the abuser tells her: that she needs him, she cannot do it on her own and if she tried, she would fail and he would not be there to take her back. She may want to leave, but these thoughts run through her head.

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