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Reactive Abuse

EPISODE 5: Twisted Out of Shape: Reactive Abuse

Something we see often in our practice is when a person has been subjected to ongoing emotional abuse for years, they themselves begin to exhibit abusive behaviors towards the perpetrator.  This causes the perpetrator to feel even more justified in their behaviors with their “you do it too” and “I’m not the only one” attitude. In this video, Dr. Hawkins and Dr. Hunt discuss this phenomenon called reactive abuse and what to do if you find yourself becoming more and more reactive, a person you no longer recognize.


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