Oh my God. You think I think it’s better for them to stay? No. Nooooooo. That is NOT what I’m saying. What I’m saying is that, so many times, I have seen victims treated as though walking away from the situation is easy. Abuse, on any level, is incredibly difficult to handle. Yes, there may be resources and police protection but the psychological leap is huge.
I am IN NO WAY, advocating staying in an abusive relationship. I am merely saying that you can’t dismiss victims of abusive and creating their own victimization. They are not making themselves out to be victims. They ARE victims.