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Family Roles and Abuse: Why is it so Hard to Leave?
Family roles and abuse: Why is it so hard to leave?
Session II Text
When there is Abuse, what is whose Problem?
The Abuser

Abuse is solely the responsibility and problem of the abuser. It affects the entire family. A man has the right to be angry if his partner does not do her share of household responsibilities, is always late, breaks agreed-on commitments, or is sleeping with every man in the county. He has the right to complain, to suggest couple counseling, to leave her, or to ask for a divorce. HE NEVER HAS THE RIGHT TO HIT HER, DEMEAN HER, OR ABUSE HER IN ANY FASHION. Alcohol or other drugs may be involved in the abuse, ...

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