It has been brought up again and again, “Why doesn’t she just leave him?” I wish there was an easy answer. But it is different for each person. That is why it is IMPERATIVE, in my opinion, that a victim seek professional help. The Police get involved for a reason. There are counselors in place at every domestic violence shelter that I have ever been to. There are professional counselors that will help lead a person out of bondage. Even our regular MD Doctors ask us every visit, ” Do you feel safe at home?” There are Pastors that can help someone get the help they need. I had to tell someone, anyone, what was going on. BREAKING THE SILENCE was step one for me to get out alive. I didn’t have to dump everything, I just had to say something…
Ok, you asked. Here are the statistics along with my source.
We don’t leave right away because we fear for our lives.
We have been told again and again that if we do we will be killed,
and so will our children…and many die trying.
Terrorism – in your own house, that’s what it’s like….
and here is a .pdf with
50 OBSTACLES TO LEAVING a.k.a. WHY ABUSE VICTIMS STAY