“You come from a good family, Paula. How did you let this happen to you? Why didn’t your family do something to help you?”
I get questions like this occasionally, and appreciate them. I know it’s not easy to understand sociopath/narcissist/emotional abuse, and for someone to actually ask me, to come right out and ask me, takes courage.
Questions like these indicate that people really want to understand. Questions like these should not anger or hurt our feelings. These questions give our voices permission to be heard.
How would you answer these questions? How have you answered these questions?