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Naww, we won’t take the responsibility of this decision away from you.
In our opinion, if we tell you what you should do and you do it; your life, your husband’s life, and the lives of your children could possibly change for generations and generations. All we have to base our decision on is:
1)You’ve been married for 30 years
2) Husband fought with son and got arrested
3) Kids won’t talk to you
Just 3 things!
In our opinion, seeking counseling wouldn’t be a bad idea. Find a therapist you feel comfortable explaining the details of your situation too. One who can adequately provide care without giving advice or taking the responsibility of the decision away from you.
Hope this helps,
Hey Anon, thanks for the ask
We did some digging and found a couple articles that may interest you. We’ve also provided a link to the Journal of Emotional Abuse. Hopefully you have access to these articles:
Padilla Paredes, P., & Calvete, E. (2014). Cognitive vulnerabilities as mediators between emotional abuse and depressive symptoms. Journal Of Abnormal Child Psychology, 42(5), 743-753. doi:10.1007/s10802-013-9828-7
Calvete, E. E. (2014). Emotional abuse as a predictor of early maladaptive schemas in adolescents: Contributions to the development of depressive and social anxiety symptoms. Child Abuse & Neglect, 38(4), 735-746. doi:10.1016/j.chiabu.2013.10.014
Soares, J. F., Fraga, S., Viitasara, E., Stankunas, M., Sundin, Ö., Melchiorre, M., & Barros, H. (2014). The chronicity and severity of abuse among older persons by country: A European study. Journal Of Aggression, Conflict And Peace Research, 6(1), 3-25. doi:10.1108/JACPR-06-2013-0015
Ackner, S., Skeate, A., Patterson, P., & Neal, A. (2013). Emotional abuse and psychosis: A recent review of the literature. Journal Of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 22(9), 1032-1049. doi:10.1080/10926771.2013.837132
Hope this helps,
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