Why Do Women Stay in Abusive Relationships?
A Coggle Diagram about Lack of Confidence/Independence, How to Avoid Abuse (Always keep full control over personal finances and do not let your spouse tell you what to do with those finances , Make decisions TOGETHER. No one person gets the final say., Keep at least one credit card in just your name, to avoid him using it., Know your own bank account and SS info as well as your children's. Keep copies of birth certificates in case you ever need to flee. and Be aware of the signs of abuse and manipulation.), Popular ( False) Opinions, Family (if a mother leaves, she loses the right to full custody, only 5% of battered women shelters will accept children, women fear for children's safety and often come back if the children still live with their father and Children that witness abuse are more likely to be an abusive relationship because they do not know how to cope with stress), Fear (Women are too scared to stand up to their abuser and fear that he may hurt her if she leaves, When women do speak up, they are often punished. They stay in hopes that if they stay quiet, the abuse will stop. and Women worry that they won't be accepted when they leave. They are ashamed for giving up.) and Religious Beliefs/Church Influence