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In a conversation with my girlfriend about battered women she said Id never put up with that and then asked Why would a woman stay in an abusive relationship As relationships progress there are more emotional and financial ties which makes it harder to leave The average woman will leave her abuser seven or eight times before making the final break Women may be afraid of strangers but it is a husband a lover a boyfriend or someone they know who is most likely to harm them According to a US Justice Department study someone the woman knows commits two-thirds of violent attacks against women In the United States the most dangerous place for a woman is in her own home where anger may explode into violence Even though lower-class women have more recorded statistics on being battered middle and upper-class women are also having to fight these same battles However fear of social embarrassment harming their husbands standing in the community and most importantly fear of not being believed cause middle and upper-class women to keep quiet According to the FBI there are approximately 1500 women killed by husbands or boyfriends each year and there are about 2 million men who beat their partners each year Furthermore the FBI also states that domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women ages 15-45 more than rapes muggings and automobile accidents combined Statistics on battered women are inaccurate partially because of poor reporting techniques women are afraid to come forth and usually there is no witness present In order to help better define battered womens syndrome the origins and development of the three primary theories of the syndrome and recommended treatments are outlined below The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM-IV known in the mental health field as the clinicians bible does not recognize battered womens syndrome as a distinct mental disorder In fact Dr Lenore Walker the architect of the classical
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