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Safety While Traveling: Part 1

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.
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Drugs, Alcohol and Abuse

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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.
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Emotional Safety Planning

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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.
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Children as an Abusive Mechanism

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Abusive partners exert power and control over their significant others through many different tactics — and unfortunately, using children can become a tactic.
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Keeping Your Pets Safe

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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.
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What is Gaslighting?

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Gaslighting is an extremely effective form of emotional abuse that causes a victim to question their own feelings, instincts, and sanity, which gives the abusive partner a lot of power.