From the outside, leaving a violent relationship may seem like a simple solution. But there are many reasons that keep people in relationships with someone who abuses them, including:
Abused people are not weak, submissive victims. It takes huge strength to live with an abusive partner. People have to be strong and resourceful, adopting all kinds of coping strategies to survive each day.
Finding the strength to leave an abusive relationship can be very hard. We are here to help.
There is no one personality type that typifies an abuser. Outwardly to friends and colleagues they can seem like the nicest people. That said, abusers tend to share some or all of the following traits:
Some or all of the following traits are commonly seen in those who practice family violence: