By Joslynn Baker Block 10 Relationships
What you can do to prevent physical abuse.
A safety plan
Listen and be supportive. Even when you don’t understand or agree with their decision -- don't judge. It can make them feel worse.
Allow the person you're trying to help to make up their own mind. Leaving an unhealthy or abusive relationship may be difficult and even dangerous. Avoid blaming or belittling comments. Abusive partners usually put down their victims regularly, so your loved one's self-esteem may already be low