Many survivors of abuse chose to “go no contact” with their abuser. It is a state in which we deny the abuser direct access to us. We are often accused of selfishness (especially those who cut contact with their parents or siblings), but no contact is not about the abuser. It is not revenge, punishment or control (that would be the silent treatment that abusers use), it is often the only way the target can protect themselves from further victimization.
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