Continue verbal abuse discussion

Re: “I am trapped here,” Jan 6

I would like to extend a sincere thank you to the Cord for publishing last week’s feature, “I am trapped here”.

Thank you to the women quoted within for boldly sharing their stories of emotional relationship abuse, and thank you to Alanna Wallace for her respectful and revealing treatment of this topic.

Reading this article was the first time, since leaving an emotionally abusive relationship 4 months ago, that I have felt external validation for my experiences.

While this is an incredibly troubling statement about our ability to talk openly about emotional abuse, I am encouraged to see the topic covered so eloquently in a publication with a generally younger readership.

To the students, staff and faculty at Laurier: keep the discussion going.

–Laurier Alumnus ‘07