possible interviews with emotionally abusive individuals for thesis

Hello. After a lengthy delay due to COVID-19 I am finally returning to complete my thesis.

My area of interest is the path of emotionally abusive individuals and their experience of the journey to changed behaviour. I’m new to research and it’s only a Masters degree, so I’m hoping to find a small sample of individuals to interview, taking a case study approach. Something like, ‘How emotionally abusive individuals experience behaviour change.’

I post this in hopes of insight and help for two questions, before I commit to pursuing this line of inquiry:

– what thoughts do you have about the possibility of reaching these individuals (I have connection to two so far)
– if you’re connected to this population, could we connect to discuss sending an invitation out for participants?

Thank you in advance for your help.  Andrea