Nice Girl Syndrome – Message from Tulir

“Survivors, especially those who have been emotionally, physically, or sexually abused, can give people too many chances. While the healthy response to abusive behavior is to feel self-protective, even to the point of deciding to stay away from the person, women who have been victimized tend to make excuses for the abusive persons behavior and convince themselves that either the abuse was their own fault, or the person was just stressed out and will never do it again.” Nice Girl Syndrome by Beverly Engel