Getting Out Of Abusive
by Lisa Dunning, MA, MFT
Many people who end up in abusive
relationships came from a family of abuse. Either they were abused
as children or they experienced domestic violence with their parents or
possibly both. When a person only knows abuse it is difficult to get out
of abusive relationships. The following suggestions are offered
to help end the abuse.
One effective way to leave abusive
relationships is set up an emergency plan. This plan should consist of
setting away as much money as possible or even setting up a private bank
account. Research battered women shelters in your area. If possible hide
important documents and clothes so when you do leave they are easy
access to grab.
Many people who are in abusive
relationships do not have a support network. It would be beneficial to
the victim if she could establish a safe place or a support person
she can turn to in time of need. Keep this individual secret from the
See Abusive Relationships for What they Really Are
Many women stay in abusive
relationships hoping the abuser will change. Many times the
abuser will say they will get help and shower the victim with gifts and
affection after the abuse. Women should be educated on the cycle of
abuse and understand that no one ever deserves to be hit.
Abusive relationships can be deadly.
If you are in an abusive relationship, contact your local law
enforcement, seek counseling, find a support system and enter into a
battered women's s shelter. Your very life may depend on the
action you take today.
No One deserves to be hit. If you are in abusive
relationships seek help, immediately.
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|Lisa Dunning is a
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Specializing in
Parent/Child Relationship issues, the author of "Good
Parents Bad Parenting: How To Parent Together When Your
Parenting Styles Are Worlds Apart" and the host of her own
radio show, "Life Support". She provides marriage, divorce and parenting
sessions to clientele across the United States and Canada and provides expert
parenting advice to newspaper & magazine columnists. To learn
more about Lisa Dunning visit her website at http://www.LisaDunningMFT.com.