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why do victims stay in abusive relationships

Why do Abuse Victims Stay? You re telling me that your
husband beat you up. I would never put up with that abuse. Why don t
you just leave him. We often put ourselves in the place of the victims and imagine
ourselves leaving at the first signs of abuse. But breaking free of abuse
is not simply a matter of walking out the door. Leaving
is a process. It can be difficult for many people to understand why a person would
stay in an abusive relationship. But there are many reasons.


Strong
emotional and psychological forces keep the victim tied to the abuser. Sometimes situational realities like a lack of money keep the victim
from leaving. The reasons for staying vary from one victim to the next,
and they usually involve several factors. Emotional reasons for staying feeling helpless, hopeless and trapped
Situational reasons for staying fear of emotional damage to the children over the loss of a parent, even if that parent is abusive lack of information regarding It can be difficult for many people to understand why a person would stay in an abusive relationship, but there are many reasons.


Strong emotional and psychological forces keep the victim tied to the abuser. Sometimes situational realities, such as a lack of money, keep the victim from leaving. The reasons for staying vary from one victim to the next, and they usually involve several factors. The most important thing is for a person not to judge another person for staying in an abusive relationship.


It may be a temporary or longer-term decision, but it is theirs to make. So please, be supportive of a person who may be in an abusive relationship. Encourage them to leave, but don t sound like a broken record in stating your opinion. Most victims are just looking for the right time with the right resources in place to leave. Feeling helpless, hopeless and trapped Fear of emotional damage to the children who need two parents, even if one is abusive Women, in particular, can experience hesitant and contradictory feelings and thoughts about the abusive partner and the relationship.


These are some common victim reactions toward the abuser s behavior reactions that can keep the woman in the relationship: Feels emotionally attached to the abuser, but also feels anger toward him which she denies May use alcohol or other drugs to cope with the, fear or

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