When Domestic Violence is a Pattern, are questions of Justification Relevant at all?

(inspired by a couple of questions about if or when hitting is justified) Is it the case that most Domestic Violence happens over a sustained period, rather than being a one time thing? If this is so, then are questions of "when it's okay to hit" really relevant at all to most real life... show more (inspired by a couple of questions about if or when hitting is justified)

Is it the case that most Domestic Violence happens over a sustained period, rather than being a one time thing?

If this is so, then are questions of "when it's okay to hit" really relevant at all to most real life situations?

Are the better question for most people - "when is it appropriate to leave an abusive situation?" and "How much should anyone be prepared to tolerate?"

What do you think?
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