I’ve just found out that someone close to me has been suffering the most awful abuse.
It has been going on for years.
It has been horrific. Even what I know, which I am sure is only a small part of what has been done to her.
She was already so vulnerable.
She is a kind, generous, caring… good person. Of course, bitterly, the abuser took advantage of these good traits, taking advantage of her desire to give, desire to help, desire to forgive or to give another chance.
I had been sure someone was hurting or pressurising her but I didn’t know who or how. It’s frighteningly astounding what can go unseen.