I've come to believe psychobabble/pop-psych is not only destroying lives, but in many instances can lead to -ending- of lives.
While individuals are yammering about such 'stuff' as choosing/choices/denial/empowerment/etc.etc., a person who's being abused can end up dead.
First, re: people who hide or try to hide abuse- one possibility is they're afraid no one will believe them; and another possibility is they're afraid the abuse will get worse if they tell anybody. While I'm not big on statistics, I'd think -most- abuse victims are in this category.
Second, re: those who believe such things as "it can get better if they do or don't do this or that," their lives can be on the line in the meanwhile.