Reasons Why It Is Hard To Leave Unhealthy Relationships.
Some of the different forms of abuse include rape, violence and stalking, and in accordance to a study that was done, it was discovered that, approximately twenty four people are set to undergo such forms of abuse by their partners. One thing about such victims is that, they find it hard to leave such kinds of relationships even though the numbers increase over the years. 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. As a result of sticking around for a long time, death is the outcome of such kinds of relationships. 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. One of the mechanisms that the abuser uses is simply breaking down the self-esteem of the victim, having the victim think that that is the best treatment that they should get. Secondly, a pattern of abuse cycle is another sign that you are in a toxic relationship. This is illustrated in a manner that, at one point, the abuser does an intoxication assault and then, they follow this with something really nice that makes you forget of their wrong doings where they fill you with false promises and good behavior.
Having fear that the abuser might harm the victim’s family or they themselves is one of the reasons that make it hard for a victim to leave the toxic relationship as it can lead to intoxication assault even if they have thought about leaving. 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. Apart from feeling responsible towards the abuser, some victims end up having hope that the abuser will change. Even when the victim has hopes for change towards the abuser, the abuser might not deviate from their ways because they might have been doing this for a long time.