Many older Americans are in abusive relationships that either begin in or persist into later life. No one deserves abuse, and no matter what your situation, there are ways to find help.
Sometimes our advocates have to get extra creative to keep someone safe. Here are some ingenious safety planning strategies that advocates have suggested to callers in the past.
Leaving an abusive relationship or just having left one can be extremely difficult. Thankfully there are laws in place that help prevent employment and housing discrimination.
Pregnancy can be full of excitement but also comes with an added need for support. If your partner is abusive toward you, it can make these months of transition difficult.
Reproductive coercion is a form of power and control where one partner strips the other of the ability to control their own reproductive system.
In a relationship where some form of abuse is present, it is not uncommon that an abusive partner extends their power and control into the area of finances.
In addition to packing and planning, there are a few other measures you can take to safeguard against potential problems that may arise when you’re leaving.
If you’re thinking about leaving an abusive relationship, there are steps you can take to prepare and ensure your safety.
If you’re in a relationship where physical abuse is ongoing or likely to occur, there are some practical tips that could help keep you safer. Remember: what works for one person may not be a safe option for another.