We use many different words when we’re describing abuse: systematic, power, control, pattern, purposeful. One word we don’t use when talking about abusive relationships is cycle.
On Tuesday evening, loveisrespect Director Brian Pinero spoke with Huffington Post Live about what we should do as bystanders if we witness something.
Every person’s situation is unique, and you may be unable to leave a situation for a complex combination of different reasons. Check out reasons 41-50 that could prevent someone from leaving.
We’re making our way through “50 Obstacles to Leaving” in hopes of illuminating the barriers that often prevent someone from getting out of an abusive relationship.