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Why abuse victims stay

 


The following article is the fifth in an eight-part series produced by The Beacon on domestic violence. Called the Domestic Violence Awareness Project, the series aims to educate our readers while offering information – and hope – to those needing help.

Imagine that you are a married woman. Imagine that you’re a stay-at-home mom with four children. Imagine that your husband beats and belittles you.

Would you leave him?

Some of you may hypothetically say: “The minute he hit me, I’d be out of there!” Statistically, though, that’s not how it goes.

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