Someone who is abusive is likely to:
Abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional, cultural, and/or verbal and is designed or used to control, coerce, humiliate, demean, or otherwise cause harm.
The objective of abuse is to maintain power and control over one’s partner.
The abused partner often feels alone, isolated, afraid, and usually believes that the abuse is her/his/hir fault or could have been avoided if she/he/ze had only known the right thing to do.
Abuse can be lethal.
Safety planning can help victims/survivors in an abusive relationship or who intend to leave.
For more information on Safety Planning, please see The Compass Center for Women and Families’ website.