How can I help get my sister out of an abusive relationship? She's 21 and has been with her boyfriend since she was 15.
My sister and her boyfriend were going great at first. It seemed like puppy love, and grew. A few years ago, we got a call to take my sister to the hospital a 'woman, about in her late 30's' attacked my sister with a metal pipe and knocked her front teeth out. Later we found out that it was her boyfriend that kicked her teeth out. Every since then, they are on and off, breaking up and getting back together within 24 hours. He has has a drug addiction, and it's gotten really bad. He can't keep a job, every penny she makes, he takes, if they aren't with each other he is calling every 10 minutes, literally. He gets jealous, controls where she goes, threatens to kill his self if she leaves him, destroys her belongings, puts her down all the time. And she just feels emotionally numb and helpless from all of this. How can I help her get out, when she doesn't see these things as abusive? He actually did try to kill his self earlier today, on their anniversary, she found him hanging there.