We are only still imprisoned by abuse if you go back to that place where and when it happened. If we stay in the present we win! We are free! Release the angst of it in the moment. Only go back to the abuse to scoop out the negativity of it and release it.
Visiting the negativity into the present only creates a prison out of the present. When we visit the past upon the present, we use it to imprison ourselves. We become our own abusers.