I don't know if this is the right place to ask this question. If a better SE site exists to fit this question, feel free to migrate or direct me to it.
I'm reading some stories about teens, usually young or new adults who are abused by their partners. When they attempt to confront the abuser's parents, they just say 'You just have to learn to not set them off especially if they're high.' Or, 'You just have to learn to keep your mouth shut.' Usually the abused person might say that they have a right to say what they want to say. The abuser's parents might accuse them of today's kids being spoiled by the legal system.
Is something going on? Denial? Predictable thinking patterns? Past life experiences? Stockholm Syndrome?
If any references to such articles exist that would be excellent.