Rihanna tells "Good Morning America" that her reason for staying away from Chris Brown is to set an example for young women in abusive relationships.

"It's completely normal to go back. It's not right. I learned the hard way, but again, this is what I want people to know," she said. "When I realized that my selfish decision for love could result in some young girl getting killed, I could not be easy with that part. I couldn't be held responsible for going back.

"Even if Chris never hit me again, who is to say that their boyfriend won't? Who's to say that they won't kill these girls?

"These are young girls, and I just didn't realize how much of an impact I had on these girls' lives until that happened."

Do you admire Rihanna for this? 

 We do.

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Posted by:Elizabeth Snead