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Some psychiatrists believe that battered wives who do not leave their husbands suffer from an illness referred to as masochistic abuse personality. If this idea became widely adopted by psychiatrists, what might be some of the positive and negative consequences?
The positive consequences about this idea are that the battered person will have a chance to redeem herself and gain self-worth. When a person is angered and goes into a place where it is silent she or he is able to recover quickly in peace as one can opt to make noise or things that will relieve the anger but when the same subject that tortured her is around she will only becomes worse. Battered Wives.
Some victims may not easily buy the idea that they are great and should let go their batterer husband and leaves, some people cling to the idea that it is possible to change their partner and in the event there are injured more and acquire severe disorders. Battered Wives.
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