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Domestic Violence Abuse - Why Does She/He Stay in an Abusive Relationship? (preventabusiverelationships.com)


I grew up in a 2 parent home. That was the way most family structures were in the 60's and early 70s. I did not know of many homes that did not consist of 2 (married) parents. Some of those homes were the product of second marriages. I thought of those single parent units as an oddity; maybe the parent lost their loved one to health issues, but most of the families were 2 parent families.


With this background, it was important to me that my children grew up with a Mom and Dad. Through multiple abusive relationships/marriages, I tried to create the fantasy of a loving family and someone my children could look up to for guidance.


My mistake was living in a lie. It's hard for a parent to see the harm he/she has caused to their children by living a lie. The lies I told myself in an abusive relationship were: It's going to get better. I'm showing my children that marriage is a lifelong commitment. And so many other lies.


For some, there is limited choice, they stay in abusive relationships for reasons the average person cannot understand. But who are we, as society, to judge? We must extend honor and support to these persons. Strength comes from a strong and informed community.

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