The Dynamics of Leaving and Recovering from an Abusive Relationship
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.
Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing
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Landenburger, Kären M., "The Dynamics of Leaving and Recovering from an Abusive Relationship" (1998). Nursing & Healthcare Leadership Publications. 36.