Title

The Dynamics of Leaving and Recovering from an Abusive Relationship

Publication Date

Fall 1998

Document Type

Article

Abstract

The process of leaving an abusive relationship involves repeated attempts at leaving and returning and is influenced by a number of individual characteristics and contextual factors. Leaving is an initial step in recovering from an abusive relationship, a process that also includes struggling for survival, grieving, and searching for the meaning of the experience. Nurses must recognize that recovering from an abusive relationship can be a lifelong process, and health care providers have unique opportunities to support a woman's recovery.

Publication Title

Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing

Volume

27

Issue

6

First Page

700

Last Page

706

DOI

10.1111/j.1552-6909.1998.tb02641.x

Version

pre-print, post-print with 12 month embargo, no publisher's pdf

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