#512 Friends Who Hurt Us: How To Recognize Unlikely Sources Of Abuse

While many of us are familiar with the concept of abuse, we are typically familiar with the conventional stereotypes around abuse. We typically picture a younger, weaker party who is taken advantage of by a dominant person. It’s rare we picture a friend, mentor or someone we trust harming us.

Unfortunately this is what happened to Tricia Lott Williford. In the same 72-hour span in which she experienced the sudden and unexpected death of her husband, she experienced sexual assault from someone she considered a friend and a mentor.

Tricia and her therapist, Jana Richardson, join Juli to talk about how to recognize, fight, and recover from abuse in all its forms.



Guests: Tricia Lott Williford and Jana Richardson


Website: tricialottwilliford.com

Instagram: @tricialottwilliford


Book: You Are Safe Now by Tricia Lott Williford and Jana Richardson, MA, LPC, EMDR

Book: And Life Comes Back by Tricia Lott Williford


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