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.
These inspirational stories have a focus on survivors who have found love after abuse and are starting a new chapter of their lives with a partner.
Last month we explored this topic of life after abuse and asked our Facebook community to share their own experiences finding happiness with a new partner. The responses were powerful and enlightening.
Amanda’s story details her journey from a victim of domestic violence to an empowered new bride. We hope you are as inspired at her strength and hopeful spirit as we are.
Moving on from an abusive relationship can be an incredibly hard process. If you find yourself struggling to cope and heal, consider picking up one of these books.
If you’re considering dating after domestic violence, one venue for meeting a partner is a bit more 21st century than bumping into someone at the bar: the internet.
Moving on after any breakup is challenging, but healing after an abusive relationship can be especially difficult.