Domestic Violence Survivors' Self-Identified Reasons for Returning to Abusive Relationships

  title={Domestic Violence Survivors' Self-Identified Reasons for Returning to Abusive Relationships},
  author={Sascha Griffing and Deborah Fish Ragin and Robert E. Sage and Lorraine Madry and Lewis E. Bingham and Beny J. Primm},
  journal={Journal of Interpersonal Violence},
  pages={306 - 319}
The present study examines self-identified reasons for returning to abusive relationships. Ninety female residents of an urban domestic violence shelter completed structured interviews that included questions about their previous attempts to separate from the batterer and their perceived likelihood of returning in the future. The results indicated that participants appeared to underestimate their likelihood of returning to the relationship. A particularly intriguing pattern of findings emerged… 

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