Be aware too, that it can take time to leave when you are being abused.

How to leave an abusive partner

Leaving a relationship where you are being treated badly is rarely simple and it can be very dangerous. There are many ways to leave a partner and stay safe. For example, a most unlikely way to leave - but one which actually happened - was demonstrated by the woman who persuaded her abusive partner to let her take her small son for a tram ride. They hopped on the tram and just never returned! They went to a safe place and started a new life.

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