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Stories of Leaving Abuse

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Planning to Leave Abuse

Stories of leaving abuse are essential because it’s too easy to think “Leaving is for the lucky and the strong! That’s not my situation…” This collection of stories of leaving abuse is different because it tells you how others left abusive relationships despite feeling weak and disadvantaged.

Planning for and then leaving abuse is empowering. These stories will help you get to the point of planning to leave and then follow through with your plan. Most people who leave didn’t feel good about leaving in the beginning, but you can be sure they felt wonderful after acting out their plans.

Speaking of plans, download this safety plan designed to help you whether you choose to stay or go.

Stories of Leaving Abuse List