How to end an abusive relationship…

Ending an abusive relationship can be difficult and even dangerous. Your boyfriend/girlfriend may become angry and violent, even if they have not been violent in the past. If you are thinking of ending your relationship, consider these safety tips:

  • If you don’t feel safe, don’t break up in person.
  • It may seem cruel to break up over the phone or by email, but these ways can provide the distance needed to stay safe.
  • If you decide to break up in person, consider doing it in a public place.
  • Have friends or your parents wait for you nearby. Take a cell phone with you if possible.
  • Don’t try to explain your reasons for ending the relationship more than once.
  • There is nothing you can say that will make your ex happy about the break up.
  • Let your friends and parents know you are ending your relationship, especially if you think your ex will come to your house or try to get you alone.
  • If your ex comes to your house when you’re alone, don’t go to the door.
  • Trust yourself.
  • If you feel afraid, you probably have a good reason.
  • Ask for help.
    • A Peer Advocate at the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline can help you make a plan or locate local resources if you need. Call 1-866-331-9474 for more information.

Check out http://www.loveisrespect.org/get-help/breaking-up/ for more tips on safe breakups.

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2 Responses to “How to end an abusive relationship…”

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  1. qdutch says:

    Never feel like you have to stay in relationship..you can always walk out of the relationship if your partner become violent. Let people know of your situation and don’t be afraid to ask for help. Please get help and separate yourself from abusive relationships.

    • Artesse says:

      I agree with Dutch! You should always know that you are in control of your own relationship. If things are not working do not be afraid to walk away. That’s why it is important to have family/friends to talk to that can help you through these kinds of situations. Get Help!

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