Getting out of an abusive or violent relationship isnt easy. Maybe youre still hoping that things will change or youre afraid of what your partner will do if he discovers youre trying to leave. Whatever your reasons, you probably feel trapped and helpless. But help is available. There are many resources available for abused and battered women, including crisis hotlines, shelters—even job training, legal services, and childcare. You deserve to live free of fear. Start by reaching out.
Getting out of an abusive relationship The decision to leave Planning security protection Protect your privacy shelters after leaving the action to heal and move on Where to go for help More help resources and references Help for Abused Women and battered How to protect yourself and escape domestic violence Help for Abused and Battered Woman Getting out of an abusive or violent relationship is not easy. Maybe you are still hoping that things will change or are afraid of what your partner is going to do if you discover that you are trying to get out. Whatever your reasons, you probably feel trapped and helpless. But help is available. There are many resources available for battered and abused women, including crisis hotlines, shelters even job training, legal services, and childcare. You deserve to live free from fear. Begin to come. Getting out of an abusive relationship If you need immediate assistance, call 911 or your local emergency service. To help lines and domestic violence shelters, click here. If you are a man in an abusive relationship, see the Help for abused men. Why do not you just leave? That is the question many people ask when they hear that a woman is being battered and abused. But if you are in an abusive relationship, you know it's not that simple. End an important relationship is never easy. It's even harder when you've been isolated from family and friends, psychologically dejected, controlled financially and physically threatened. If you are trying to decide whether to stay or leave, you may feel confused, insecure, scared and torn. One moment, you may want desperately to escape, and the next, you may want to keep the relationship. Maybe even you blame for the abuse or feel weak and ashamed because he has stuck around despite it. Do not be trapped by confusion, blame or guilt. The only thing that matters is their safety. If you are being abused, remember: You are not to blame for being abused or mistreated. You are not the cause of abusive behavior from your partner. You deserve to be treated with respect. You deserve a safe and happy life. Your children a safe and happy life they deserve. You are not alone. There are people waiting to help
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