Tuesday, October 26, 2004

The summary on why do some women stay with men who abuse them..

  • They cannot admit to themselves what is happening to them.
  • Some have low self-esteem and feel that they deserve to be beaten.
  • Constant emotional and mental abuse may destroy their self-confidence and overwhelm them with self-doubt.
  • Some minimize the extent of the abuse.
  • Some hold themselves responsible for not being a good enough spouse.
  • Some feel it is a private issue that should be resolved within the family.
  • Some have been so isolated that they feel they have nowhere to turn.
  • Sometimes the risks of acting against an abusive partner outweighs the benefits.
  • Some are afraid to leave - for very good reasons, since some abusive husbands later track down and kill their estranged wives.

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