Have a Plan
Use the Resources link to the right and get help now. There are numerous shelters, programs, and organizations that can point you in the right direction. Do not wait until it is too late!
Why Does Abuse Happen?
The abused often feel as if they have no resources, no where to go, and no one who will listen. Sometimes, the abused don't even realize they are being abused until it is too late.
How Do I Know if Abuse is Occurring?
Violence is not the only form of domestic abuse, some examples are:
Often, the abused person is convinced that the perpetrator "just lost control". Some believe that the abuse would never escalate to physical abuse or death. Sadly, it does escalate. Have a plan of action to get out. Save your own life and possibly the lives of your children. You will find strength in family, friends, advocates, and even yourself.