this. i see this in my own mother, though it wasn’t religion, but my extremely abusive and overbearing and cruel father she refused to leave. i realize that for her to have faced the 40 years she’d wasted being in that situation for what it was would have destroyed her whole reality. he died, and she moved my brother, who is just him 35 years ago, in immediately after. he’s been living with her rent free, without lifting a finger, ever since. i guess she wouldn’t know what to do otherwise. i don’t know. it’s why i live 5000 miles away. peace to you.