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How can I leave an abusive marriage?

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pacothetaco said on
If you're in an abusive marriage, find a safe place where you can stay until the abuser has had the chance to seek professional help or couples therapy. It's never a good idea to stay in an unhealthy relationship.
Benjamin said on
If abuse if physical, contact the police immediately. You should never be physically hurt in your marriage - this is an atrocity and a crime. No one deserves to be physically abused, no matter what.
Dominic said on
If the abuse is emotional or verbal, seek professional counseling. If your spouse has emotionally abandoned you, consider your options and seek professional counseling as well as the counsel of friends and family as to how to proceed with the situation.
Marriage.com said on
Abuse takes on many forms, and in general, abusive marriages are dangerous partnerships.  Overall, it is more important to secure your safety than it is to worry about the logistics of divorce.  Start with initiating separation.

Though it depends on the risk and severity of the situation you are in, many women create a backup plan if they are afraid their partner will not let them leave, will hurt them, or retaliate if they do. Since control is a feature of abuse, talking about your plans to leave may only anger the abusive partner. If you have already thought of leaving, chances are it’s the right thing to do. Plan to stay with a family member or friend, or someplace private where the abusive person is unlikely to find you if you think they will try. If you are afraid for your safety, call a local Women space or crisis line for help.  They can help women in abusive situations confidence and get back on their feet.
LoveCoach said on
how long have you been in the relationship?  How long has it been abusive?  What exactly does that mean?  Chances are, if things were good in the beginning, that there are some underlying issues that, once dealt with, the relationship can be stronger and better than ever before.  Have you ever broken a bone?  Medical science has proven that the bone is stronger in the place of the break after it heals than it was before the break.  A relationship can be the same way-once the issues are dealt with and a new foundation is built, the passion, trust, intimacy, and love increase!  I wish for you a life filled with Gratitude, Abundance, and Passion!  <3
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