Escaping a relationship that is plagued with abuse is complicated. In fact, deciding to leave an abusive relationship is often just the beginning of the journey. Countless studies have shown that woman are at the highest risk of being seriously injured or killed when they decide to leave a violent relationship.
If you are in an abusive relationship, it is important to have a personalized safety plan to keep you and your loved ones safe. You should have a safety plan whether you plan to stay in the relationship, are contemplating on leaving, or have already left the relationship.