This is one of the original articles we managed to rescue from Rhiannon3, with a few tweaks to keep the search engines happy.
"Two of the most frequently asked questions about domestic violence are "Why abuse victims go back to their abusers?" and "Why domestic abuse victims stay in abusive and sometimes violent relationships?".
As a survivor of domestic violence, and someone who stayed for over seven years, I'll do my best to answer why abuse victims go back abusive relationships, often several times."