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Abused Women Remaining in Relationships

  • By: Jennifer Langhinrichsen-Rohling & Hope Brasfield
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

A woman's decision to stay in or leave an abusive relationship is complex. It can be influenced by the type of abuse the woman has experienced (psychological, physical, sexual, or various combinations of these types), the characteristics of the abuse she ...

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