Brandon talks with Valentina about being a prisoner of a financially abusive relationship. It’s a story of resilience, reverse manipulation, kidnapping, and escape plans. Plus they discuss, faith based abuse, being a single mom, codependency, not having a voice, feeling seen, loneliness, hope, Ebay, Fiver, Offerup, worthiness, gaslighting, kernels of truth, power, control, reverse psychology, isolation, rage, abandonment, PTSD, trauma, triggers, empathy, codependent manipulation, hoovering, reverse tactics, gaining trust, doing things in secret, ecommerce, selling tactics, sexual abuse, The Shawshank Redemption, and hope.

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