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50 Reasons Women Don’t Leave Abusive Partners

1. Fear

2. Children

3. Lack of money

4. She loves her partner

5. Her partner “loves” her

6. The children love them both

7. Law enforcement blame her

8. Clergy blame her

9. Relatives blame her

10. She blames herself

11. Therapists blame her

12. Her batterer blames her

13. She’s a drug addict

14. Her partner is a pimp

15. Her father abused her

16. Her mother abused her

17. Her partner is an alcoholic

18. Her partner is a drug addict

19. Her partner says, “I’m sorry”

20. Her partner says, “I love you”

21. Her partner says, “I’ll never do it again”

22. Her partner says, “I’ll take the children”

23. Her partner says, “I’ll kill you if you leave”

24. Her partner says, “I’ll kill myself if you leave”

25. Fear of losing custody of her children

26. She’s deaf

27. She’s blind

28. She’s mentally impaired

29. She can’t read

30. She’s in a wheel chair

31. She can’t speak English

32. She doesn’t have papers to be in this country

33. The shelters are full

34. She’ll become homeless

35. No one believes she is being abused

36. She doesn’t think she is being abused

37. She knows the welfare system will abuse her more

38. She’s isolated

39. She’s depressed

40. It’s not the right time

41. She’s never told anyone

42. She’s afraid of the unknown

43. She’s a public figure

44. Her partner is a public figure

45. Her partner threatens to abuse pets

46. Her partner is her personal care attendant

47. Her partner threatens to expose her as a lesbian

48. She feels that there is no help

49.She’s tried to leave before

50.Her partner found her before

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