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FAQS Why don’t women leave men who abuse them?

Why don’t women leave men who abuse them?

Fear is the most common response amongst victims of domestic violence. There is fear that the violence could escalate and fear of reprisal should they tell someone. Fear leads to secrecy. So much energy can be taken up by trying to pretend that everything is alright at home that there is little energy left over to take action. Many women are economically dependent on the men who abuse them. Others cling to the promise of changed behaviour. Some women feel that they must stay in the marriage no matter what the cost. Others believe it is their personal cross to bear. On the whole, women who are abused want the violence to stop, not the relationship to come to an end.