How does one endure the suffering and pain that their partner inflicts on them every time they take a blow to the face? How can some one just sit there and take it while your child watches mommy or daddy get beaten? “A child who is exposed to domestic abuse during their upbringing will suffer in their development and psychological welfare.. Experience of abuse and neglect in childhood and perpetrating domestic violence and sexual abuse in adulthood.” Why would someone put their child at risk? Then make excuses for them like, "Oh he/she loves me, it's me, I deserved it, it was my fault." They sit there and blame themselves for everything.
It's sad to see or hear your family member is being beaten and what really gets to me is the fact that the perpetrator is just one person and everyone who knows about it doesn't do anything to help the other one out of the situation. One person can not take on five or three people at once.
My heart goes out to those who stood up and left.