Posted on December 01, 2016
No one enjoys being beaten, threatened and humiliated in their own homes. But leaving an abusive relationship is fraught with difficulty. Reasons why a woman may not be ready to leave include feeling isolated, ashamed and afraid of an unknown future. There is a growing understanding of the barriers women face when trying to end the abuse. It isn’t as simple as telling the woman to leave. Whilst the risk of staying may be very high, simply leaving the relationship does not guarantee that the violence will stop.
Many women are frightened of the abuser, and with good reason. It’s common for perpetrators to threaten to harm or even kill their partners or children if she leaves.
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