A woman is trapped in a situation that is just like a cult, although the cult has a leader, the woman’s husband, and only one follower — her.
It’s frightening. The husband totally abuses his wife, made her sign a suicide note, and attempted to poison her.
The story sounds totally unbelievable, but cases like this do happen.
If you know someone in this situation, the best thing you can do is maintain communication with the person. You don’t necessarily want to denounce the cult leader, because that could backfire.
For more information, I recommend the work of Steve Hassan, including his website, Freedom of Mind.