It can be difficult to understand why someone would be reluctant to do something about their abusive situation. There are many reasons why women stay. Here is how you can understand and help someone you know who needs help.
Women try to leave an average of six to seven times before making the final move away from an abusive relationship. The reasons why women stay in, or return to, an abusive environment, include:
Victims may not report assault for several reasons including:
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