There are a number of self-help tools you can use to help yourself through an abusive relationship. We’ve listed some of them below.
Self-help tools: safety plan
If you’re in an abusive relationship, a personalised safety plan can help you work out your options and evaluate them. It can also help to limit the harm you and any children experience while living with your abuser. The more you plan, the safer you’ll be. In fact, a thorough escape plan could save your life. Visit the self-help tools: safety plan page for details.
Self-help tools: keeping a journal
There are several ways that keeping a journal can help if you’re in an abusive relationship,. Journaling can help you make sense of your thoughts and feelings. It can help you gain perspective. And it can help you work out what to do next. You can write about anything you like – your journal is there to help you move towards the happy and positive future that you deserve. Visit the self-help tools: keeping a journal page for more information.
Remember, the only person responsible for abuse is the abuser. You didn’t cause this. It’s not your fault. Have a look at our leaving an abusive relationship page for more help with moving forward. Or visit our services to find out how we can help. You’re not alone.