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Old 01-28-2011, 11:29 PM
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For sure, we're not in disagreement - I should have added that compassion isn't the same as 'giving support' either. Showing compassion for the abuser doesn't to my mind include doing so in any way at the abused's expense (since one is being compassionate towards them too) - when I wrote the above, I was thinking that the compassionate thing to do for an abuser is help their victim away from their influence, so that the abuser is thrown back on themselves and has to deal with what's making them abuse. That way, everyone benefits.
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