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.
Numbers 21-30 from Sarah Buel’s “50 Obstacles to Leaving, or, Why Victims Stay” piece.
Can you imagine the frustration of a victim being asked, “Why don’t you just leave?” Here are reasons 11-20.
We’ve adapted Sarah M. Buel’s “Fifty Obstacles to Leaving, a.k.a., Why Abuse Victims Stay” — 50 different reasons that she has encountered during her 22 years of work in the domestic violence field.
If someone is experiencing abuse at home, the effects of the abuse are likely to carry over into the work environment as well. What should you do to help a coworker in need?