Relationships and marriage play a very vital role in our community. After a certain age most women have a need for companionship that they find in their life partner. Most are lucky to find a man they love and often get married to them. But the sad truth is that there are many women who end up getting into a relationship which is rose tinted initially but tends to get abusive after some time. The best thing to do in such cases is to opt to get out of such a relationship. But many a time these women are unable to this for many reasons. We have noted below some of the reasons as to why do women stay in abusive relationships.
Feeling of guilt
Most women feel guilty when they face such abusers. The partner often makes them feel that it is their fault that they are being abused. You need to make sure that you are keeping your head strong and not giving into the feeling of guilt. At the end of the day, it is the nature of the person who is the abuser and nothing you do effects their decision to abuse you or not.
Many women feel that they are betraying themselves by stepping out of a relationship. More than often, they are the ones who choose to start the relationship and hence, they feel that they will be judged if they decide to end it. An abusive relationship is more than often constricted to the bedroom. So in such cases, most women feel that they are going to be pointed at for failing at the relations. This keeps them from leaving.
Reaching a breaking point
Each woman reaches a breaking point when they feel that they are bound to be abused and needs to suffer. This is mainly due to depression. Most victims of abuse fall into acute depression and feel that they should be punished.
Leniency and opportunity
Many a time, the abuser gives the victim a hand of support that they end up grasping. The victim might very well know that they will have to suffer in the hands of the abuser, yet they fall prey to this lenient act of peace.
The need for security
This is another very common reason. It is seen that women need the security of men or a partner for sustenance. If they are not financially independent, they often stay in an abusive relationship that hurts them to the core.
These are some of the reasons as to why people tend not to leave their abusive partners. It can get very difficult to stay in one. It is always advised that you take a step and get out of this relationship if you see that the being abusive is a habit or the nature of your partner. There are many groups who will be helping you to find a place for your feet. Always remember that self respect is more important that anything else.