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Why does your friend stay even after realizing that he/she is being mistreated? There are hundreds of reasons why your friend doesn't "just leave" or break up. The following are some of the barriers to leaving an abuser:
You can see that it's not that easy to leave, it's complicated and that there are many reasons. The best way to help a friend is to be there for him/her, no matter how many times they break up and make up. Never blame your friend for staying in the relationship and listen without placing judgment.
Changing social beliefs, attitudes and the behaviors that perpetuate domestic violence while creating a safe space in which to empower individuals and families affected by abuse.View Laura's House