Why Women Stay In Abusive Relationships


  • You love your partner
  • They have threatened to kill you if you leave
  • You are afraid of them
  • You think it will get better
  • They have promised to change, and you want to believe them
  • You think it is partially your fault
  • You are afraid you won’t find another partner
  • You think they love you
  • When they are nice to you they are wonderful
  • You don’t want to be alone
  • You believe you can help them to change
  • You saw violence growing up and its not as bad as that
  • You feel that the extreme jealousy is a sign that they really love you
  • They have never really “hurt you ” Just small bruises and you don’t really think that low level of violence is abuse
  • You feel sorry for them, nobody understands them like you
  • You have low self-esteem as a result of the abusive relationship
  • If you have children together, you are hesitant to separate the children from their Mother/Father