I'm dealing with a situation right now that I can't detail… but it's stirring up the same kind of struggle that a victim of domestic violence feels trying to walk away from their abusive partner, and is feeling drawn to go back, because "he loves me" and "promised he wouldn't do it again" and at least they are not alone, and etc.

Because the situation is weird, it's taken awhile to see that it fits this pattern, but this is the second trauma therapist that thinks I'm struggling with this…

What helped you walk away from an abuser and not go back?