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Helping a Parent in an Abusive Relationship

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When abuse is happening in a relationship, it can affect whole families, including children who are witnesses to the abuse and violence. What can you do if your parent is in an abusive relationship?
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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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50 Obstacles to Leaving: 1-10

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We’ve adapted Sarah M. Buel’s “Fifty Obstacles to Leaving, a.k.a., Why Abuse Victims Stay” — 50 different reasons that she has encountered during her 22 years of work in the domestic violence field.
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When The Fighting Starts: Tips for Protection

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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.
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Safety Planning With Children

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A parent’s instinct is to make sure their child is safe – but how can you do this best if your abusive partner is unpredictable, or manipulative?
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What Is Safety Planning?

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A safety plan is a personalized, practical plan that can help you avoid dangerous situations and know the best way to react when you are in danger.