Why do men kill their girlfriends/wives?

If they don't like their partners, why don't they just leave? Why do all these abusive men stalk and harass their former female partners until he kills her? 


Why would they want a life sentence for murder?

9 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    It often comes down to "If I can't have her, nobody else is going to either"

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    It's self defense most of the time. Women initiate most domestic violence.

  • 1 month ago

    Because they think of them as their property.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    I wonder that myself as well, I think they are sick in the head. No mentally sane person would do something like that, they must be crazy psychopaths or have a personality disorder and just can’t accept rejection. 

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  • Elana
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    First off, God's answer that women are more likely to kill their male partners than the other way around is PROBABLY untrue.  Since women are more likely to use poisoning and poisoning is frequently undetected, I suppose it might turn out that we've millions of female murderer/male victims that we passed off as non-murder deaths...

    But it seems unlikely.

    Men are more likely to see violence as a solution.  How much of that comes from biological influence (testosterone) and how much of that comes from society remains unclear.  Yeah, women can be plenty violent (that stats coming out of all-female prisons are horrifying).

    Somewhere along the line during puberty, growing girls are surrounded by boys who can beat the snot out of them, they recognize that physically challenging them is a fools solution - and turn to more covert methods of taking out their anger/aggression.

    To oversimplify, if a guy wants to hurt someone, he physically hurts them.  If a woman wants to hurt someone, she'll do it in any number of ways, but the single most important issue is that she does it in a way that problems don't come back to her.

    It's interesting how core knowledge doesn't seem to become intellectual knowledge.

    Even when given an opportunity to JUSTIFIABLY put a male opponent in pain, say, in the process of being raped, women will hesitate.  It's not because they are pondering whether or not is right to strike in self defense, it is because, short of killing him, his revenge remains a potent threat.  Kicking somebody in the balls is an invitation to die at a later date.

    Yes, 5 times more men are murdered than women - but that doesn't mean that women murder more than men.  Indeed, most analysis shows that the lions share of those murders are perpetrated by other men.

    So why do men kill female partners?  Why do people kill generally?  They feel they are in a situation that they cannot resolve in any other way.

    Maybe she nags.  Maybe he can't be with the person he loves because of her.  Maybe she's having an affair with somebody else.  Maybe he'll inherit lots of money if she dies before he does.  Maybe maybe maybe.

    Both genders are prone to obsession - and relatively small issues can become enormous motivators to the right (wrong) person.  The fact that she tells her secrets to her best friend may make him insanely jealous, not because that's reasonable, but because he already has psychological issues and the events push him over the edge of reasonable reactions.

    Both genders stalk, both genders make the other's life miserable.  Yeah, men are more likely to bring it to a violent conclusion, but only because they don't have as much reason to believe that violence will work against them in the long run.

  • Not
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    You have watched too much movies.

  • 1 month ago

    "Why do men kill their girlfriends/wives?"

    Why do women kill their children/babies?  If we knew the answers to these questions we could get these murderers the help they need.  It's utterly despicable that grown women push around and beat and kill innocent children, right?  Same thing with your ideas about men too.

    I tend to believe that both sets of people are murderers and not "women" and not "men".  Other people with a vindictive mindset predicated on feminist ideology with its gender divisions are trained to see gender everywhere and so lump  in male murders with "men".  But strangely, they never lump in female murders with "women", and possibly even get offended by that.  Does anybody else see a problem with that gynocentric, feminist logic that is completely toxic, and counter to obtaining any solutions here?


  • 1 month ago

    If women don't like their abusive partners, why don't they leave? Or not get into a relationship with them to begin with? Why, when they do manage to leave, do they keep returning to abusive partners multiple times? Do women have agency? Are they sentient? Should they have rights?

  • Kerri
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

    They don’t kill them because they don’t like them. They kill them because they are insane jealous freaks with huge insecurities and violent tendencies and confusion of obsession for love. They end up killing them because they are convinced the woman will leave them one day for whatever reason so they systematically begun tearing the woman’s sense of self and instill fear with mental and physical abuse to keep her near him and afraid to leave. The murders usually happen when the woman has finally had enough and attempts to make a final break from the relationship. Once the guy realizes that she really means to leave, he can’t handle it and proceeds to keep her from leaving by any means necessary, even death. 

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