About Abuse

Safety with an Abuser

Updated: 
March 28, 2016

No one deserves to be abused.  Our hope is that if you are being abused, you will be able to find a way to safely get out of the abusive relationship.  However, the reality is that for many different reasons, some victims are not able to leave an abusive relationship once the abuse begins.  If you're in a physically abusive relationship, please consider the following tips to help try to keep you and your children safe until the time comes when you are able to leave.

Following these suggestions (often known as a safety plan) can't guarantee your safety, but it could help make you safer.  However, it is important that you create a safety plan that is right for you.  Not all of these suggestions will work for everyone, and some could even place you in greater danger.  You have to do what you think is best to keep yourself and your children safe.