Excuses to endure physical abuse.


  • I caused this.
  • He promised not to do it again.
  • I have to give him another chance.
  • I have no place to go.
  • I’ll look like such a failure.
  • How will I survive?
  • What about the kids?
  • I want us to be a family.
  • I deserve it because I keep upsetting him.
  • If only I could stop making him do this.
  • He’s trying hard to change.
  • I’ll try harder from now on.

Abuse only stops when you stop making excuses. Otherwise, you’re part of the problem.

Cheerfully stolen from http://blog.swprn.com/blog/bid/25853/Abuse-Excuses.

About Nate Prentice, MSW, LCSW, CAS-PC

Nate Prentice, MSW, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Pastoral Counselor who maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Drexel Hill, PA.
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One Response to Excuses to endure physical abuse.

  1. Wendy says:

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