I am often asked why a woman stays in abuse. I appreciate this man’s view on why a man does not leave:
Excerpt from the above blog, I encourage both men and women to read.
When discussing male victims of domestic violence on the radio, I’m often asked “Why don’t they just leave?” My response has always been that they are in a difficult Catch-22:
They can’t leave their wives because this would leave their children unprotected in the hands of an abuser. If they take their children, they can be arrested for kidnapping, and in any case when they’re found, the children will be taken away and given to the mother. Moreover, they would probably lose custody of their children in the divorce anyway, again leaving their children in harm’s way.
——————– we need to stop asking why a man stays for the same reason we need to stop asking a woman. Abuse is abuse, the fears are the same. Love & Peace, Rebecca