This is a common question with a complicated answer. Some people do make changes in their actions and the beliefs that underlie the violence. Such change takes a long period of time. And some people may not change, even if they attend a batterer intervention program.
All battering is dangerous; one push or shove could result in death. Battering increases in frequency and severity over time. Certain behaviors, actions and words by an abuser, however, indicate particular danger for you.
Men who abuse their partners come from all races, religions, socioeconomic classes, areas of the world, educational levels and occupations.
Think about how you are being treated and how you treat your partner. Remember, when one person scares, hurts or continually puts down the other person, it's abuse.
Your safety is the most important thing. Listed below are tips to help keep you safe. These resources can help you to make a safety plan that works best for you. It is important to get help with your safety plan.
Reasons why women stay generally fall into three major categories -- lack of resources, institutional responses and traditional ideology.
The following signs often occur before actual abuse and may serve as clues to potential abuse