Re: Why do Some Women Stay With Abusive Men?
It's not just a female vs male thing, abused men stay too.
They don't leave for the same reasons people don't leave cheating spouses, because they "love" them more than they love themselves.
In a normal, healthy relationship, there are boundaries of what is acceptable behavior from both involved, when a person has a skewed sense of self, they did not develop those same boundaries.
Without those boundaries in place, they will allow their partner to beat them, cheat on them, steal from, etc, all in the name of love.
I do believe these issues stem from childhood, where they never learned to love right, where there could have been little to no love shown towards them.
Then they meet the abuser or cheater, the first one to show them love & they can't get enough, they are willing to go through hell, just so they can stay with that person, because they showed them love, however skewed that version of love maybe.