Greensboro, NC -- There are two stories that have been trending high on the internet: rumors of Chris Brown and Rihanna reuniting and rekindling their relationship, and Dottie Sandusky -- quoted as saying she still loves and stands by her husband, convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky.
Some people would call those relationships toxic. So we asked, what can we do to help if we know someone involved in one? Licensed therapist Nannette Funderburk joined Frank Mickens in the News 2 Information Center Friday night. We first asked why someone would go back, or refuse to leave, an obviously toxic relationship. And if we're trying to help a friend or loved one in an abusive relationship, Funderburk said people trying to help should not use force. Instead, they should listen, be supportive, and just make sure the person has a safety plan.
If you are in an abusive relationship, Funderburk said you should seek some kind of help.
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