Our expert says:
Maybe you need to start by seeing a good counsellor for yourself, and working towards increasing your self-confidence, independence, and your range of supports and friends, to as to put yourself in a better position to be able to leave him when this becomes practical. And call Lifeline in the meantime, to have someone to talk this over with. A pastoral visit from ANYONE who meddles in therapy without knwing wat they are doing, and or who takes automatically one side in a dispute, is something the visitor ought to feel ashamed of
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