I read a recent post about why women stay in relationships that are abusive. Reading the survivor's comments are amazing to me. I was a cop for about 2 years when I married my attacker. I, like many women, felt it was a phase, he would change, he loved me, he wouldn't hit me again, he wouldn't speak to me that way, he wouldn't make me to lose the baby I was carrying. It's a cycle and a way of power for the attacker.
The cycle of abuse ended for me when I was 3 months pregnant. I left him and went into hiding for awhile. He didn't win, I took my strength back and my son LIVED! On average the victim will go back to the attacker 6-8 times before the attacker kills the victim.
Abuse is not just physical. It is emotional, verbal and mental abuse as well.
Eleanor Roosevelt said "No one can make you feel inferior without your permission." We are not death statistics we lived!
When did you break the cycle?
Answer by Dani32 at 8:31 AM on May. 13, 2009
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