We're talking about the psychology behind abusive relationships and domestic abuse. We asked Dr. Nannette Funderburk with The SEL Group to come in and break down all of the reasons why people stay in these relationships. First, I want to share a few facts about domestic abuse from DomesticAbuseShelter.Org because when you hear them you realize how huge a problem this is.
- One in three women will be abused at some point in their life
- Domestic abuse kills about four-thousand women every year
- On average, more than three women are murdered every day by their husband or partner