Good article!! I hope lots of people read it, so much so that those who "get sucked into abusive relationships" might never again have to hear that hurtful statement of “why don’t/didn’t you just leave!". Been there, heard that, and I know that’s it’s far more likely to cause feelings of anger and alienation in the abused person towards who’ve is insensitive enough to say this (who in actuality could say things like, “how can I help?” Or “I’m here for you"). Bravo for sharing!!