I was reading a question in the Relationships section where a woman has gone back to an extremely physically abusive husband. The police document these occurances, and women's shelters give resources to battered women...but neither will stop a woman from going back to a man that they know might kill her. Should there be a law stipulating that after a man has a history of beating on a woman, that she is forbidden from going back? And what about a woman with kids...Is it already a law that children can be taken from someone who stays with a man who beats her in front of the kids?
Answer by gdiamante at 4:07 PM on Jul. 6, 2009
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Answer by momofsaee at 4:28 PM on Jul. 6, 2009
"He has stopped hitting her and now hes verbally abusive and suicidal. I told her she cant save him and Im not sure she believes me. "
That's so sad!
Answer by brandyj at 4:33 PM on Jul. 6, 2009
I wish my mom hadn't had the option to keep the cycle going for those 15 lovely years we spent in hell. Maybe it would have kicked her in the right direction instead of seeing all that I did. Just my opinion, but there was not help in the 70s and 80s. I don't have an answer, but know this type of man DOES NOT CHANGE. He just gets better at what he does, and the woman tries to hide it better. Do I sound angry? I am, and I'm 37 now. It never ends and it is always there. Thank God I did not follow her example.
Answer by Teachermom01 at 4:35 PM on Jul. 6, 2009