Getting Out of an Abusive Relationship and How to Make a Plan to Leave Safely
It takes a great deal of courage to leave someone who controls and intimidates you. Women often attempt to leave several times before making the final break. On average is takes someone 7 times to leave an abusive relationship.
Exiting the relationship is an unsafe time. As the abuser senses that they’re losing power, they will often act in dangerous ways to regain control over their victim. Women are at greatest risk of homicide at the point of separation or within six months of leaving a violent partner. So, because of the risk, it is vital that you make a plan to leave the relationship safely.