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Plan carefully when you will leave an abusive relationship

Nobody should have to suffer at the hands of someone they love. When you are facing having to live with a person who is overly controlling or abusive, you might think that you are hopeless. You might not see a way out. With the right help and enough planning, you can get away.

Your safety has to be your primary concern. If you have children, their safety is also at the top of your priority list. You should realize that you need to protect your physical body, but you also need to take steps to keep your emotions and mind protected.

A person who is capable of domestic violence might be very cunning and manipulative. It is all too easy to fall for their ploys, but there comes a time when you will realize that enough is enough. When you get to this point, we can help you take steps that might improve your chance of staying safe after you walk away.

One thing that you can do is to seek out a restraining order against the abuser. While this might seem like a small step to take, it is actually very important. Once the restraining order is granted, the abuser can't come within a certain distance from you. This can help you to stay protected.

The restraining order also gives you the legal basis to have the person arrested if he or she does violate the order. As hard as it is to think about someone you once loved being in jail, that is preferable over you being placed in harm's way at his or her hands.

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