After this weeks revealing of the rest of the events in the Ray Rice case, I have heard and use to wonder myself – Why do they stick around, Why did she marry him anyway? Having an understanding of the answer to this question is key to understanding abuse and the damage that is done.
Here is a link to a TED Talk that really helped me understand and appreciate the emotional and mental process that takes place. I also came to believe even deeper that the targets of bullying are being abused also. I talk about this in my bully prevention class “The Truth About Bullying”.