Much work has focused on the interpersonal dynamics of violent relationships, but less is known about the specific turning points that prompt women at least to try to end them. Using a feminist standpoint method and phenomenological-based analysis of in-depth interviews with mothers in a domestic violence shelter, this article focuses on the role of children in women’s decisions to leave abusive partners. It discusses arriving at the decision, the logistics involved in leaving and planning for the future, and it presents policy and advocacy-based recommendations that are aimed at addressing the social welfare of women and children.
WMU ScholarWorks Citation
Moe, Angela M., "Battered Women, Children and the End of Abusive Relationships" (2009). Sociology Faculty Publications. 1.
Moe, Angela M. 2009. "Battered Women, Children and the End of Abusive Relationships." Affilia: Journal of Women & Social Work, 24: 244-56.