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Episode 137 | How to Support Someone in an Abusive Relationship, featuring Kristine Santiago

Episode 137 | How to Support Someone in an Abusive Relationship, featuring Kristine Santiago
May 28, 2024 · 43m 44s

Trigger warning: This episode mentions acts of domestic violence. Listener discretion is advised. https://thebreakthroughroomllc.org is a dedicated personal trainer, life coach, mental health and domestic violence advocate, & aspiring clinical...

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Trigger warning: This episode mentions acts of domestic violence. Listener discretion is advised.
Kristine Santiago is a dedicated personal trainer, life coach, mental health and domestic violence advocate, & aspiring clinical mental health counselor.
With a deep passion for empowering women, she is determined to help them understand the root of their behavior & overcome psychological + emotional obstacles that hinder their progress toward achieving their goals.
Kristine faced a devastating tragedy during her 1st year of graduate school. Her best friend was tragically murdered by her abuser, her boyfriend, an act that shook Kristine to her core and made her question whether she should continue pursuing her degree. Despite the immense grief & pain, Kristine found the strength to return to her studies, knowing that her friend would have wanted her to persevere.
This heartbreaking loss has only deepened Kristine's commitment to helping others. As part of her journey, she offers accessible + affordable self-help resources to provide women with the tools and knowledge to make lasting changes. She aims to empower women to find their voice, embrace their purpose, and break free from the chains of their past to create a future filled with strength, resilience, & fulfillment.
In this episode, Kristine shares her experience with domestic violence and the tragic loss of her best friend to an abusive relationship. She shares the dynamics of her friend's relationship & the signs of abuse she noticed. She discusses the impact of her friend's death on her own faith and the process of healing and grieving.
Kristine also talks about the role of her podcast, The Breakthrough Room, in her healing journey and offers advice how to support someone you know who may be in an abusive relationship.
*Note: If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, please know that help is available. Call the 24/7 National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) for confidential support.
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