A birth plan can include measures for safety if you are also concerned about the impact or role of an abusive partner during the birth.
Because an abusive partner may see the unpredictability of pregnancy as an opportunity to increase power and control, if you’re pregnant it’s important to explore options to enhance your physical, emotional, financial and legal safety.
Pregnancy can be especially difficult if you are in an abusive relationship. Here are some tips for staying safe before and during the early months of pregnancy.
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.