“I feel totally isolated because I have quit seeing family,” says Alethea, who claims her adult children stay away because her live-in partner of 15 years, Kevin, rages at and verbally abuses her.

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“My daughters come over maybe twice a year now,” she says, adding, “They just choose to stay away just so they don’t have to walk in on a situation that’s not going to be good.”

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“My mom’s relationship with Kevin is toxic,” says Alethea’s daughter, Angel. She says she and her sister, Chrystal, have put their relationship with their mother “on hold” because they’re afraid of aggravating Kevin.

“My mom blames herself sometimes for Kevin’s behavior,” she adds.

Does she say she thinks Alethea should leave Kevin?

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