Yitz Epstein

Narcissism Recovery Podcast

Yitz Epstein

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Why Abuse Victims Defend Their Abuser

Wednesday 8th January 2020

Discover the reasons why victims of abuse defend their abusers and how to break free from the cycle. Listen to the latest episode of Narcissism Recovery Podcast on alcoholfree.com
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Why Victims of Abuse Defend Their Abusers - Insights from Narcissism Recovery Podcast

Defending one's abuser has to do with the trauma bond that occurs when a narcissist pulls their victims in with the aforementioned love-bombing and really sticks their fangs into their victims, causing them to be trapped in the mental prison of their abuser, even once the abuse is obvious.
In the latest episode of the Narcissism Recovery Podcast, Yitz Epstein delves into why victims of abuse defend their abusers. He explains that the initial trust, love, and vulnerability within the relationship often clouds the victim's judgment and keeps them trapped in a mental prison of their abuser, even when the abuse is obvious. Victims defend their abusers due to trauma bonding, codependency, and the fear of being abandoned entirely.
Children of abusive parents also defend their abusers for their own survival. The denial and gaslighting techniques used by abusers make it difficult for victims to speak out and be believed. The episode provides insights on how to break free from the cycle of abuse and heal from past trauma. As Yitz Epstein says, 'Please do reach out if you're struggling from this issue.
So do reach out and take advantage of that.' Listen to the full episode now on alcoholfree.com.