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What do you think makes a woman/man stay in an abusive relationship?


Asked by ExtremlyUnique at 12:11 AM on Feb. 2, 2011 in Relationships

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  • Its very simple- it is a vicious cycle where the victim is either physically, emotionally, psychologically -and sometimes a combination- trapped. Its one of those situations where you have NO idea what you would do unless you are in it- its so easy(and sad) to judge.

    Answer by lexi8622 at 12:16 AM on Feb. 2, 2011

  • scared to be alone, hoping you can change someone, wanting your family to be together, embarassment, feeling like its your fault

    Answer by MomNbabyGirl009 at 12:12 AM on Feb. 2, 2011

  • I think there are lots of reasons...fear, low self-esteem, lack of support, lack of resources, etc....

    Answer by MrsMWF at 12:12 AM on Feb. 2, 2011

  • Low self-esteem, fear, nowhere to go...

    Answer by Anna92464 at 12:12 AM on Feb. 2, 2011

  • the fear that they have been put down so much by that man that they feel that they are not good enough of a person and that the man may try to kill them.

    Answer by Lynnsae at 12:12 AM on Feb. 2, 2011

  • bad economy hence no job, low self esteem, children together, not wanting to ruin that wholesome family image that the outside world sees.

    Answer by gwen20 at 12:17 AM on Feb. 2, 2011