The Primary Result of Abuse Is Dependence
When kids are abused, they become more dependent on adults. And as adults, they tend to remain dependent on other adults.
I have yet to see a case of dependence, whether it be on drugs, handouts or an unhealthy dependence on people, that didn’t involve some form of child abuse. I believe that this relationship between abuse and dependence stems from one simple principle: Abuse does not teach autonomy.