Unformatted text preview: inadequacy, defenselessness and increasingly believe that she needs her mate regardless of the situation. This in turn create compelling reasons for staying in an abusive relationship, as the violence directly contributes to the detrimental psychological effects on the victim. These effects can vary from low self- esteem, fear, history of family violence, emotional attachment through love, socioeconomic security, self blame, and denial by staying in the cycle of abuse (Dutton and Painter, 1993; Lacey, 2010). Low self esteem plays a crucial role as to why young females stay in abusive relationships. Low self esteem drives the negative self evaluation the victim have of themselves. References Dutton, G., Donald & Painter, Susan (1993). Emotional attachments in abusive relationships: A test of test of traumatic bonding theory. violence and victims Lacey, K., Krim (2010). When Is It Enough for Me to Leave?:Black and Hispanic Women’s Response to Violent Relationships....
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- Psychological abuse, abusive relationships, domestic violence.