The abuser in my family: GP tells her story

What is it like when you suddenly discover the domestic abuse is close to home

This week, Australian Doctor rolls out its special report on domestic violence.

We talk to doctors working with perpetrators and investigate the research on some of the most disturbing aspects of abuse including the role of non-lethal strangulation and reproductive coercion.

What follows is the story of an Australian GP who witnesses the emotional damage inflicted by long-running domestic abuse.

Read the full series of our special report: Doctors Act on Domestic Violence

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I had known her all my life. 

She was a fit and vibrant woman married with two adult