Mental illness is not an excuse for domestic abuse.
If you have children and are traveling with an abusive partner, here are some tips for keeping all of you safe.
Planning a trip can be stressful, but if you’re leaving town with your abusive partner, you might be more concerned about your own safety while traveling.
Being in an abusive relationship is already a difficult and dangerous situation. Alcohol and/or drug abuse only make matters worse, but using them doesn’t excuse violence or abuse.
For people in abusive relationships, the biggest threat to their identity and personal information could be their abusive partner.
When creating a safety plan, emphasis is often placed on planning around physical safety, but it’s important to consider your emotional safety as well.
At the Hotline, we’re here to help you find resources and discuss your options if you are in an abusive relationship. For some victims, those options include taking legal action against their abusive partners.
Abusive partners exert power and control over their significant others through many different tactics — and unfortunately, using children can become a tactic.
In many cases, victims of domestic violence may try to take their pets with them when they are able to leave the relationship, but find that their local domestic violence shelters do not accept pets. Fortunately, this is changing, and shelters for domestic violence and abuse victims are beginning to create spaces for pets.
At the Hotline, we know that domestic violence can affect anyone – including men.