Metamorphosis: Recovering from domestic violence

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Dr. Adwoa Akhu had nearly become a licensed psychiatrist before she finally realized she herself had endured years of emotional abuse. It is common to think that being abused means being sent to a hospital, but as Dr. Akhu explains in this conversation, domestic violence includes many forms of manipulating and undermining a relationship partner. After sharing her path to recovery, she tell us the stories of patients who overcame their own tormentors. Pulling away and finding a new life can be a grueling process, but Dr. Akhu has ample advice on hand from her latest book: Metamorphosis: Journaling the Path from Domestic Violence Victim to VictorJoin us as we chart the path from denial and depression to forgiveness and freedom.

For more from Dr. Akhu, see her blog and Twitter feed.

Image credit: Metamorphosis Number Five by Cynthia Vaught