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Date:3/20/2009

Why Women Return to Abusive Relationships

SEYMOUR, Tenn., March 20 /PRNewswire/ -- When glamorous, high profile celebrities are abused by their significant others, many people wonder how that could possibly happen to someone who seems to have it all. The situation becomes even more puzzling when the victim chooses to go back to the abuser.

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"I know women who will endure physical abuse of all kinds because they feel they cannot leave the man that abuses them," said Jacqueline Dawes, founder and owner of Brookhaven Retreat. "For many, the physical pain can work as a mask for the emotional pain resulting from the abuse. Women come up with ingenious ways to justify the abusers' actions, and often begin to blame themselves."

According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year 1,200 women die and 2 million are injured because of intimate partner violence. Tragically, many of these women will go without seeking help or treatment, often due to internalized guilt and depression.

Women frequently go back to their abuser because of fears stemming from the trauma. Women often feel that they are incapable of being alone, and fight to maintain the relationship even though it causes them pain. Women may be scared of further abuse resulting from trying to leave. Others may fear that they will lose their family or their welfare if the abuser is not in their life. Often times, these deep rooted fears are enough to allow the abuse to continue.

Brookhaven Retreat is a fully accredited and certified dual-diagnosis treatment center exclusively for women that is fully equipped to deal with the emotional breakage caused by abuse. Located in the mountains of Seymour, Tenn., the facility is specifically designed to treat the unique needs of women who have suffered trauma and abuse. The specialized programs offered at Brookhaven Retreat use modern, holistic care with compassion and respect from its highly trained expert staff of licensed therapists, MDs, RNs, nurse practitioners and LPNs. Brookhaven Retreat's mission is to give each woman the tools she needs to feel safe, accepted, complete, self confident, valuable and comfortable in her own skin through skilled therapy, life coaching and medical management.

Abuse comes in many forms. Although physical abuse produces tangible wounds, the emotional trauma caused by both physical and mental abuse can leave lasting damage.

"It takes great courage to leave an abusive relationship," said Dawes. "Abusers cannot fix things with apologies and flowers. Women must find the strength to take action to stop the abuse and realize their self worth."

For more information about how Brookhaven can help women who are victims of abuse begin the healing process, call 877-817-3422 or visit www.brookhavenretreat.com.

About Brookhaven Retreat

Brookhaven Retreat is a unique, voluntary residential treatment facility specially designed to help women overcome emotional trauma or addiction challenges. The fully accredited and certified dual-diagnosis center is America's premier treatment center for emotional trauma and addiction and offers female-specific treatment. Located on 48 beautiful acres in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, it offers modern, holistic care with compassion and respect from a highly trained expert staff of licensed therapists, physicians, registered nurses, nurse practitioners and licensed practical nurses. Visit www.brookhavenretreat.com for more information.


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