Podcast: Abuse, Harassment and Their Effects

Dr. Charles Sophy interviewed Julie and Taylor Armstrong, a DV survivor and author who was a cast member on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills when her abuse was occurring. (Her husband committed suicide.) In this podcast, Julie shares about her own DV and what her abuser told her before he died in prison. The discussion addresses many aspects of DV - the myths about why it happens, the abuser's belief system, how DV escalates when a victim leaves, safety concerns, how abusers hide the abuse & charm their victims, how prior child abuse influences a victim's choices, whether abusers can change, PTSD and guilt in victims, what it will take to end the abuse of women and what to say to someone who is being abused.