Teach your sons well Tomi, because abuse goes both ways. There are many abused men and the stories can be just as horrific as with abused women. Abuse is no respecter of person.
One needs to develop a good dose of self esteem and self respect in order to choose loving and growing relationships.
An abused person has none of these. Unfortunately, too many times they will not leave because of fear. Fear of the abuser and what they will do, fear of being lonely, not knowing where to go, financial fear. The list goes on and on.
We need to teach our children to value themselves so they won't fall into this trap.