Understanding the Coping Mechanisms of Victims of Abuse

Making the decision to leave an abusive relationship is exceedingly difficult, and actually doing it is harder still since doing so safely often takes time and strategic planning. Christina takes an empathetic look at some common coping mechanisms of victims of abuse, some of which are used to keep them safe until they can leave, others that actually keep them in the relationship longer, but all of which are rooted in reasons that are significant to them.