Leaving Unhealthy Relationships.
Studies have been able to show that, a lot of people, approximately twenty four people are set to become victims of either rape, violence and also, stalking by their own intimate partners on a daily basis. With such numbers, at the end of the year, a large number of people face the same problems or even worse, but the downside about it is that, it is hard for them to leave such kinds of relationships. Shame, taking advantage of control and instilling fear are some of the reasons as to why the victims of such kinds of abuse find it hard to leave the relationships. In the end, abusive relationships might result to the death of the victim because they found it hard to leave the relationship. Victims find a hard time figuring out if the relationship is abusive or not and thus, they end up staying there for a long time.
Some of the things done by the abusers no longer seem like abuse because the society has resulted to upholding some of the characters that are done by the abusers. The self-esteem factor is among the signs that a victim might focus on to determine if their relationship is abusive or not. Breaking down the self-esteem of the other individual that loves them is one of the ways in which an abuser can continue to abuse people, making the person being abused think that that is the best treatment that they can get. The second sign is that, in every abuser there always comes a pattern of abuse cycle. With the abuse cycle, the abuser is said to treat their victim is a very bad way and this is followed by a series of wrong promises and good behavior.
Even if at one point the victim might have thought on leaving the relationship, the difficult part is always the actually leaving because they are tied up with the fact that their abuser might result to harming either them or their family. With these signs, the person being abused still tends to stick around the abuser because of reasons such as personal responsibility. Most of these victims think that it is their responsibility to change the characters of the abuser and thus, they end up sticking with them for a long time. Having hope for change is another reason as the victim is always full of hope that the victim shall be able to change for the best. With this kind of hope, it is not easy for the abuser to change because, they might have been doing this for a long time now and they shall continue doing so as long as the victims allow them.