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5 Bumps

Do you want to leave an abusive relationship but don't know where to start?

Leaving a Violent Relationship Safely

Leaving a violent and unhealthy relationship can be a difficult, scary and dangerous acton to take.  However there are many things one can do to increase their safety at any point during the violent relationship. 

Having a supportive community increases someone’s ability to decide to leave- and to leave safely.  For individuals in violent relationships with a small support system, Doorways can help.  Below is just one of many ways Doorways can help a survivor and their family stay safe during this difficult transition. 

Safety Alert!

Learn how electronics are used by abusers and how you or a loved one can stay safe.

Safety Plans

A Safety plan is a plan of action designed to help keep someone experiencing domestic violence and their children as safe as possible before, during or after a violence incident. A safety plan can be made at anytime for someone in an abusive relationship, someone leaving an abusive relationship or someone already out of an abusive relationship.

Below are some different safety plans depending on the type of safety planning you or a loved one needs. 



What to Take With You if You Decide to Leave

If you leave your abusive partner, it is important to take certain items with you. You may also want to give an extra copy of papers, set of keys and clothing to a friend just in case you have to leave quickly. View the comprehensive list of items one should consider taking.


Asked by booklover545 at 6:27 PM on Jan. 8, 2013 in Relationships

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  • thanks for posting.

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 6:30 PM on Jan. 8, 2013

  • Thankfully I know I will never have to use those plans. We're in it til death do us part- one way or another! lol :p (That's what I tell him! Not making fun of a serious situation)

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 6:35 PM on Jan. 8, 2013