Part of you wants to leave your partner, but it’s hard to do
You love your partner and value the security of being in a relationship, or don’t want to split up your family. You may be concerned about exposing the difficulty in your relationship to friends and family. You might fear damaging your or your partner’s standing in the community. You might be afraid that people won’t believe that your partner treats you badly at home, because your partner is a different person around others.
But you know you deserve better. Or you’re not sure if your partner means to hurt you. You might wonder if you are the problem–if only you were more tolerant or a better person, your relationship would improve.
It’s very confusing at times. You hurt, and you’re tired of being treated this way, but…