You find her in the crowd of after-service churchgoers. You call out her name and she turns your way, offering you a weary smile. You notice that your friend’s eyes no longer carry their trademark brightness.
You realize that as she fidgets with her hair and nails, something’s not quite right. When you ask of her day, she replies cautiously, as if her words have been carefully rehearsed,
You’re compelled to dig deeper, knowing she she isn’t expressing the joy and playfulness, which had initially led to your great friendship.
What do you do when you realize a friend or a loved one is experiencing verbal or emotional abuse?
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