A Safety Plan Can Save Your Life
"I remember doing (Lesson 5, Bk 1) a year ago after I had just separated from my husband. I believed that he would never do the harmful things to me listed in this lesson. I packed my little bag of clothes as a safety measure and pretended I was unsafe. Just last week I had to file a restraining order because he was behaving in a way I never thought he would, and it was very unsafe for my little daughters and me.
All of a sudden what felt like pretend before became very real" - Christy
Safety During an Argument
Safety when Preparing to Leave
Safety in Your Own Home
Safety with a Restraining Order
Safety on the Job and in Public
Internet and Computer Safety
Your Safety and Emotional Health
Checklist: What You Should Take When You Leave
Are you wondering what domestic abuse is?
Domestic Abuse is a "pattern of coercive behavior used by one person to control and subordinate another in an intimate relationship. These behaviors may include physical, sexual, psychological, and economic abuse."
There is cyclical pattern to this behavior causing false hope and confusion for any woman. This cycle of behavior is designed to keep you in the relationship...and keep you silent. Each phase is essentially a type of manipulation because abuse is a choice otherwise, he would be acting this way outside of your home.