The most dangerous time for a victim in an abusive relationship is when the relationship is ending!
Did you know?
It takes an average of 2 years for an abuser to leave a victim alone.
It takes a victim an average of 7 times to leave an abusive relationship.
People often believe a victim remaining in an abusive relationship is reason to blame them. Not so!
The victim has their reasons:
- Threats upon family, friends, reputation, etc.
- Intimidation, fear.
- Isolated from family and friends.
Instead of asking why the victim stays, let’s ask …
Why does the abuser abuse? Or why doesn’t the abuser stop abusing. This puts the responsibility where it truly belongs on the abuser.