How do I keep myself safe?

If you are in an abusive relationship, you may have many options.

You can decide to stay in the relationship, and try to find a way to work things out. But, remember, abusive relationships usually follow a pattern called the cycle of violence. If the abuse has happened once, it is likely to happen again. You can also decide – maybe because you are scared, or think you deserve better than to be in a relationship where someone hurts you – to end the relationship.

Regardless of whether you decide to stay in the relationship or leave, you need to think about how you are going to keep yourself safe. There are several things you can do to help keep yourself safe.

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