People always wonder why victims of abuse don’t leave their partner. There are many reasons. Fear, financial dependence, children in the home, of loss of self-esteem.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month:
October is Domestic Violence Awareness month.
It’s easy to be judgmental of women who do not leave their abusive partner. No one knows what goes on inside their home. Women are often steeped in fear for a long time. And her partner has probably done a good job of destroying her confidence.
People tend to think abused are women that are dependent on their partner. But that isn’t necessarily the case. Many times these women are lawyers, doctors, and other professionals.
When you see the woman in the video link below, you will automatically think: This doesn’t happen to women like her.
Listen to why it does. And why she wrote a book called “Crazy Love” describing her relationship with a man who nearly destroyed her.
Your life may never have been touched by domestic violence. However that doesn’t mean it never will. Please watch and listen.
Why Domestic Violence Victims Don’t Leave
Leslie Morgan Steiner
Please take 16 minutes out of your day to listen to this woman tell you why domestic violence victims don’t leave. Please listen to her story here.
Despite a successful career, this woman found herself trapped. Sometimes a woman is physically trapped. Sometimes she is psychologically trapped. And sometimes the answer is both.
The reason she had not left was inexplicable, even to her. The perils of abuse are like a centipede with many arms. It reaches out and takes everything it can from you. And it destroys your judgment and feeling of well being.
This could one day be your sister, mother, aunt, best friend, daughter. Or you.
Just 16 minutes. It may change the way you look at victims of abuse.