I find it very easy to understand someone staying in an abusive situation. From the outside it is easy: Leave!
But when in the reality, it is difficult. From my own family to my friends: “stay together because of the child/children” “My religion will not allow it” “How can I support myself” “My afraid to be alone”. The reasons go on and on.
When the abuser is on his/her best behavior it is wonderful. Life is on the right path but> The tension and anxiety of waiting for the next outbreak can be devastating on the abused and the entire family. The abused AND the abuser need to find help. Hopefully we can assist in giving hope.