Why do victims of domestic abuse stay with their abusers? This has been a hot topic in the news lately. But what we have really learned is that asking why a victim stays is the wrong question. Rather, we should be asking why an abuser abuses, placing the blame where it belongs.
There are some common warning signs that domestic abuse might be going on. Abusers are driven by commitment, often wanting one long before it makes sense. They are habitually jealous, disrespectful, and overly aggressive. They commonly have a superiority complex and tend to place blame everywhere else but where it belongs.
It is important to have communication and boundaries in a healthy relationship. Trust is the foundation of a healthy relationship, and you should never feel pressured to do anything you don’t want to do. Learn what makes a relationship healthy as well as how to spot abuse from this infographic. If you do suspect abuse, make sure you respond appropriately.