It is hard to admit that someone is hurting or controlling you – especially when it’s someone you love. But, if you are being abused, you are not alone. At least one in three women has been abused by a current or former partner. And while it can be hard to admit, you have to know that you deserve better. You deserve to be safe and truly loved.
But, even after you’ve realized your relationship is not healthy, taking the step to leave can be scary, and possibly dangerous.
Your partner may feel like his control is being threatened, and may try to manipulate you with gifts or extra kindness, or scare you with threats or violence. It is important that you trust your instincts, and reach out for help if you feel you may be in danger. And when you are ready to leave, here are a few ways to help you get out safely.