In our previous post, we shared an excerpt from our eBook What You Need to Know About Domestic Abuse (available for download here), outlining some of the warning signs of an abusive or violent relationship. The next (and most important) excerpt is The Safety Plan. The Safety Plan has a few sections, including a list of what to take with you if you need to leave, safety while at home, safety at work, and emotional health. Here we share the first half of the safety plan outlining the best way to be safe in your home, and how to be prepared in case you should have to leave quickly.
As a company, we feel that we have a moral obligation to talk about domestic abuse. Domestic abuse is, unfortunately, a factor in many separation and divorce cases and we understand that spreading awareness about the many forms domestic abuse takes, as well as what to do when you are in a dangerous situation, is something that we can help with. That's why, together with ret. Judge David Kennedy, we are creating an eBook that includes how to recognize and safely get help with a domestic abusive situation. The eBook includes a list of 18 questions to ask yourself about your relationship and checklist of what to do to safely remove yourself from a dangerous or unhealthy situation. Even if domestic abuse is not an issue in your relationship, the likelihood that you know someone experiencing domestic abuse is painfully high.
The eBook will be available soon. In the meantime, here are 18 questions you should be asking yourself if you think you may be experiencing abuse in your relationship: