When you live in an abusive situation, hope for a better life becomes diminished by anxiety. And the mental stress confuses and depresses your mind.
Suffering through abuse, you lose your sense of direction and devalue and stop loving yourself. Plagued by fear, you carry heavy burdens to where strength is non-existent.
And you face two options, flee the oppression and hope you make it out alive or continue living a depressed and miserable life.
Those of us who escape abuse don’t see hope on the horizon.