Impact on Victims
- Self Blame
- Anger, Sadness, Depression, Confusion
- A feeling of constant threat
- Shame for continuing in the relationship
- Develop an eating disorder
- Abuse drugs or alcohol
- Loss of Control
- Feeling unworthy of a better relationship
Why does one stay?
- lack of support from friends and family
- social group networks
- fails to see the pattern of abuse.
Battered women will leave and return five to eight times on average before leaving for good.