Why Women Stay in Abusive Relationships

why women stay in abusive relationships

From the outside looking in it seems obvious. If someone is abusing you physically, mentally or emotionally, you leave. Why would you allow someone to cause you pain when you can just walk away? Why would you knowingly put yourself, your children and even your pets in danger? For many women in abusive relationships, it isn’t that easy. Women in these dangerous relationships face a complicated dilemma. A group of domestic violence researchers published a study in 2015 analyzing the reasons women stay in abusive relationships. This research was inspired by a twitter campaign, #WhyIStay. This campaign was a response to former NFL athlete Ray Rice knocking his finance unconscious in a hotel elevator. His Fianc√©, Janay Palmer, married Rice shortly after the incident and publicly defended him, making many question why she would stay. … Read More