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Peter Manuel

I suppose there may be other reasons as well why abused partners stay. In some cultures–including, to some extent, our own–it has remained common for men to physically abuse women, and they know they just accept it. Also, some women (not to mention men) have very low self-esteem, perhaps due to some early trauma, and they tolerate and perhaps even seek out abusive partners, perhaps to get a sense of agency over being abused.
The other video/911 call was of course excruciating to listen to.