CJ416 (Victimology) Battered women refuse to leave lovers discussion post

CJ416 (Victimology) Battered women refuse to leave lovers discussion post

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In your opinion, why do you think battered women or men are afraid to leave their abusive mates? Most of us would like to think that our significant others would, and are willing to protect us in any and all circumstances; it is the implied belief when we are in intimate relationships. For women and men that suffer from abusive relationships we need to thoroughly understand that spousal abuse is not explicitly physical violence. Though physical violence can leave physical blemishing on the victims of such circumstances, I would argue that psychological scarring by way of spousal abuse is more damaging than physical abuses. Though men and women alike are risk being the victims of spousal abuse, it is more often the men that are more apt to leave an abusive spouse than a woman leaving her abusive husband. Research has shown that when people are in love and there are strong bonds of fondness between mother and child, friends, husbands and wives, and boyfriends and girlfriends, there is a significant fluctuation in the production of a neurochemical called Oxytocin which is noted to be
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  • Spring '12
  • Husband, Interpersonal relationship, Physical abuse, Oxytocin

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