Why Domestic Violence Victims Don’t Leave

A powerful story of Crazy Love–frequent battery with loaded guns held to her head, getting married five days after being choked to the point of being unable to breathe or speak, just as the bruises were beginning to fade. The marriage lasted for 2 and a half years, with daily beatings, punches to the head, until a “sadistic” episode of violence made her decide to leave instead of being killed.
70% of domestic violence homicides happen after the victim has left, “when the abuser has nothing to lose.”
Leaving a bad situation escalates the risk of the situation turning deadly.

When do you leave, when you’re already caught?

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