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I am not denying that both need counseling, but I do not think that you can say that "she gets off on it".
Most relationships do not start off as physically violent. It usually starts with subtle emotional and verbal abuse, which is often a way for the abuser to "prime" the victim--to desensitize the abused person.
There are many reasons why women stay in abusive relationships, but NO ONE DESERVES TO BE ABUSED! I don't think you should pity anyone, but I hope that you would try to understand it from the victim's perspective.
Please do not give up on your relative; sometimes it takes women years to find the courage, and self-esteem to end the cycle of violence. Her life may depend on it.
posted 2 years, 4 months ago
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