Why can't I, is a book for children who have experienced domestic abuse and as a result cannot see their abusive parent. The story enables them to relate to Peter in the story. At then of the story, there are questions that you may ask the child. This helps children to understand why they can't see their abusive parent and also understand whose fault it is. I have used a male as the abusive partner but this does not mean that females are not abusive too.