Whoa, still love them? Seriously? Maybe if you are the 50 shades type.
And reasons like what, Aileen? Family and finance are the only two reasons apart from 'loving' them that I can think of.
And I didn't even think about the self-help groups. Yeah, maybe she will join one soon or already did. I don't think everybody tells me everything going on because I'm still not aware of the details of what she went through. And I understand if she doesn't me to know. Maybe when it is the right time..
Don't forget 'fear' Sabine! That plays a huge part in a lot of cases....both for themselves and any children who may be involved. Lots of women are told if they try and leave, they'll be found and killed. Often they are too scared to tell their relatives, for fear of putting 'them' in danger too! Once a husband becomes a wifebeater, it rarely stops and only gets worse as time goes by! That's why I think your cousin is not only brave, but wise too, to get out when she did! I wish her luck!