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Why do women stay with men who hurt them?

“Why does she stay?” is the first question most people ask when they hear about a woman who is being abused. There are many reasons why a woman might choose to stay in an abusive relationship. They include:
But perhaps a better question to ask is, “Why doesn’t he go?” If we ask why she does not leave, it says that we think it is her personal problem to solve. It is wrong to think of the violence as only her problem.

The whole community needs to be responsible for the health and well-being of every person in that community.

It is the man who is committing a crime by violating the woman’s right to live free from physical harm, or by killing her. His actions should be challenged and stopped.