Why You Might Be Afraid to Leave an Emotional Abuser

It can be hard to do when you’re emotionally exhausted.

Leaving an emotional abuser is taxing, difficult, and brave. So many considerations! And, if you have children, so many more.

When you’re with a Hijackal, you can be too trauma-bonded to see your way clearly to dinner time, let alone to see your way to leaving. In this episode, I offer many considerations that can seem daunting…at first. Breaking them down makes it more apparent what might be holding you back from leaving an emotionally abusive situation, whether that is with a partner, parent, sibling, in-law, or friend.


  • Why you feel exhausted, frustrated, anxious & unsafe
  • How you talk yourself into staying
  • Fears you have about leaving an emotional abuser
  • Addressing your fears, and fear of failure

I’m here to help. Let’s talk soon.


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