Of any book or video I’ve seen this video does the best of explaining why women stay in an abusive relationship and why they are scared to leave.
I identify when Leslie says ‘I never once thought of myself as a battered wife. Instead I was a very strong woman in love with a deeply troubled man. And I was the only person on earth that could help Conner face his demons.’
I believed that I was the only one that kept my ex from going completely crazy on the entire world. I believed I had some sort of control over his behavior. I thought I could help him and prevent him from wrecking havoc on society. I was even told by his Mother on several occasions ‘I don’t know what he would be like if you weren’t with him Jamie. You are the only one that can keep him under control.’