What is Abuse?

 


Leaving an Abusive Relationship:


Statistically, the most dangerous time for victims is when they attempt to leave an abusive relationship. Abusers may feel they are losing control over you and often become angry and violent. Take steps to protect yourself from abuse or "punishment."

Items to store in case you need to leave in a hurry:

  • Cash (or ATM card)
  • Credit Card
  • Checkbook
  • Drivers License
  • Social Security Cards
  • Medical Records
  • Medication
  • Marriage Certificate or Divorce Papers
  • Restraining orders
  • Pre-paid calling cards
  • List of important or useful phone numbers
  • Extra clothing
  • Diapers
  • Toys or other comforting items for children


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