Laura claims her daughter, Rebecca, is dating an aggressive, manipulative, pot-smoking, man, who has “complete control” over her.

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“He treats her like a prisoner. He isolates her from all of her friends,” says Laura, also claiming that he has hit Rebecca several times. “I think their relationship is toxic.”

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Rebecca claims that Dominick has verbally abused her as well as “gotten physical.”

“If I don’t do something the right way, he’ll go off,” she claims, admitting she is sometimes scared of Dominick’s behaviors.

Dominick claims that he has a brain injury. He claims that - along with the verbal abuse he gets at home - are to blame for his anger.

Why does Laura say she thinks that’s just an excuse?

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To learn more about the cycle of violence, visit When Georgia Smiled and click on the Aspire Curriculum, a free, online education initiative aimed at reducing domestic violence, instilling the importance of bystander responsibility, and offering strategies and practical solutions for a safe exit.

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