Dr. Turndorf,I really need your help. I’ve been in a relationship with a woman for almost a year now who has been in abusive relationship (physical/ emotional) in the past.I really love her and want this relationship to work out. She has a child with one of the abusers. She doesn’t quite know how to pull away from him. He’s using the child as the bait to continue his control.I did some research for her in the past and she recognized the symptoms/patterns. She changes her ways after recognizing the problem but shortly goes back to her old self again and puts up with the abuse.Please, help. . . I just don’t know what to do anymore. How can I help her out without her being defensive? Please help I don’t know what to do.