50 obstacles to leaving

50 Obstacles to Leaving: 41-50

Every person's situation is unique, and you may be unable to leave a situation for a complex combination of different reasons. Check out reasons 41-50 that could prevent someone from leaving.
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50 Obstacles to Leaving: 31-40

We're making our way through "50 Obstacles to Leaving" in hopes of illuminating the barriers that often prevent someone from getting out of an abusive relationship.
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50 Obstacles to Leaving: 1-10

We’ve adapted Sarah M. Buel’s “Fifty Obstacles to Leaving, a.k.a., Why Abuse Victims Stay” — 50 different reasons that she has encountered during her 22 years of work in the domestic violence field.
National Domestic Violence Hotline Blog

Francesca's Story

"Living with a man like my ex-husband is like having a gun pointed at your head every single day, and you just don’t know when the gun is going to go off." Read Francesca's story.