Quantcast

Why Domestic Violence Victims Don't Leave

THE REASON WHY MANY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS STAY IN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIPS

A question most commonly asked is, "Why Domestic Violence Victims Don't Leave?" Besides love, the main reason why victims stay in abusive relationships is— fear.

Researchers found that, "American women are killed by intimate partners (husbands, lovers, ex-husbands, or ex-lovers) more often than by any other type of perpetrator." 70% of domestic violence murders occur within the first few weeks after the victim has left the abuser. Leslie Morgan Steiner, domestic violence advocate, and author of Crazy Love, explains in full detail why domestic violence victims don't leave by sharing her story…