Why Domestic Violence Victims Don’t Leave

Leslie Morgan Steiner: Why Domestic Violence Victims Don’t Leave

(FYI: This is not a long video)

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18 thoughts on “Why Domestic Violence Victims Don’t Leave

  1. I was 22 also. And I still married him even after he beat me. This resonates a lot with my first marriage. One difference though, I never spoke about it only to the closest people. He is still free roaming the land and god knows how many victims were beaten by him…
    Thanks for sharing

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    1. I am so sorry for what you experienced. I was young when I married my ex-husband. And like you, I never told anyone. Most of my family still have him in their lives. So I cannot even attend weddings and funerals. This is all just to still hurt me. He didn’t care about them when we were married, but made every attempt to stay in their lives after I finally got away. I really had to walk away from them all. But like her, I have found a very loving husband. And he loves me more than all of them combined ever could. So there is so much hope for you too! He is out there somewhere!

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        1. I can understand that. When you are with a psychopath the abuse is just as much psychological as it is physical. Some are so good at one, they don’t need the other. You certainly have been through a lot. And when children are involved, it just tears your heart out more. Your feelings are all understandable and a great way to protect yourself. I just hope you can heal enough to keep your heart open for true love in your life. You are lovable and so worthy of being loved. Never forget that!

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        2. I agree. Physical wounds eventually heal. A lot of them leave scars…but the mental and emotional murder suffered by so many of us…never heals. I would have rather been beaten by a baseball bat than suffer the torture inflicted by Loser. My mama loved to use a baseball bat on me…but I survived with a few broken bones and a couple of skull fractures. They are invisible to the naked eye….the torture from Loser is written all over my face.

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        3. Laurel, this is devastating! What your mother did set you up to become a victim of your ex-husband. It is very sad that there often is far more compassion for the physical wounds that heal than for the invisible ones that don’t!

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        4. Yes and those “invisible” wounds are used for fodder in court by a selfish pig who is trying to protect himself. It’s so easy to paint somebody else as “damaged” to make yourself look like the victim.

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