It is understandably hard for a woman who has been abused, perhaps all her life, and who may never have experienced a healthy relationship to imagine what it is like or believe it can even exist. If you dream that a healthy relationship is one that arrives full-blown in the form of a perfect knight on a white horse who catapults you into a Brady Bunch existence, you would be quite right in not believing that such a relationship exists. Reality teaches us that this scenario rarely, if ever, occurs except in soap operas and sitcoms. Perfection in relationships, as in other areas of life, does not exist. A relationship grows gradually in health and strength ...
Session XIII Text
Do Healthy Relationships Really Exist?