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Why They Abuse

Why They Abuse

Why Do They AbuseWhy They Abuse? Many people wonder why do abusers abuse.  Typically there are three main reasons why.

1) Because they can.  Many people will take advantage of a situation, especially if they feel they can and get away with it.  Abusers are no exception to this concept.
2) Power and Control.  Abusers victimize their partners in an attempt to demonstrate who is the powerful one in the relationship
3) Learned Behavior.  15% of all boys who witness violence as children, will themselves become abusers.
If you or someone you know are victims, get help immediately.  The National Domestic Violence Hotline or call: 1-800-799-SAFE