From an article about possible signs of domestic abuse: “You leave and then return to your partner repeatedly, against the advice of your friends, family and loved ones. You have trouble ending the relationship, even though you know inside it’s the right thing to do. ”
Going back and forth to an abusive relationship IS A SIGN of an abusive relationship, so blaming Rihanna for going back is STILL victim blaming.
Dynamics of abusive relationships are complicated and if you aren’t in it, you can’t understand someone’s motivation.
People who go back to abusive relationships need our compassion not more judgement.