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Why don't you just leave? Why ending an abusive relationship is not simple

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Sydney Atheists Talks cover areas as diverse as psychology, philosophy, science, technology, religion and of course atheism. The talk this evening will relate to psychology.

This evening Caroline will share a personal journey of meeting and falling in love with a psychopath. Caroline's story examines the master manipulator and how a smart, professional woman could fall for such a nasty person. Caroline also explains why, when a relationship turns violent it isn't always easy to "just leave" as there are many layers of complexity behind an abusive relationship.

Caroline has been on a 2 year journey of self-forgiveness and what has been described by health professionals as surviving PTSD.

Caroline has a Bachelor of Science (Mathematics), has a long career as an energy professional and is now studying Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy).

Entry to this event will be $5.00 for supporter members of Sydney Atheists and $10.00 for non supporter attendees. Annual Supporter membership is only $20. To become a supporter member, please go to:


This month, Sydney Atheists, in conjunction with Thinkinc, are proud to be holding an incredible promotion. All attendees purchasing tickets to our event will go into a lucky draw to win one of two tickets to Neil Degrasse Tyson's - A Cosmic Perspective at the International Convention Centre in Darling Harbour. These tickets are valued at $129 each. Neil Degrasse Tyson will perform at the Convention Centre at 7.00pm on Saturday the 29th of July. All you have to do is to hold on to your entry ticket till the end of the evening for a chance to win a seat valued at $129.

Our talk events are held at the Function Room at Club Redfern:

2nd Floor, 159 Redfern St

The entrance is 20 metres across Gibbons Street from Redfern Station under the SPAR sign. You can walk up the stairs, the escalator or use the elevator to the 2nd floor where the club is located. The outside of the venue is shown below.

Parking is available in the shopping complex and adjacent streets.

Please have your meal in the adjacent lounge areas where there is a variety of food and drinks including Australian and Chinese meals - see the menu selection at:

Sydney Atheists look forward to welcoming everyone to a great atmosphere and experience.

Dinner is available from 5.30pm whilst the talks begin at 7.00pm. As there will be limited table space, it is preferable to have meals in the restaurant section of the club before entering the function area, though bringing drinks in will be fine.

Once a month the Meetup meets for a topical discussion with a special guest. Special guests in the past have been members of the meetup, or experts from outside, speaking on topics of their expertise. If you wish to speak, or know somebody who would like to speak to us, please contact Steve[masked].

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