Worried about my behaviour
Victims of domestic abuse are not the only ones who need help. It takes strength to admit that you are abusing your partner and courage to change. Here’s how you can get help to deal with your own abuse.
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The key step is to choose to stop.
How do I stop?
- Decide that you no longer want to control and abuse someone else. Only you can take responsibility for your own behaviour and learn not to be violent and abusive whatever the situation.
- Take responsibility for your behaviour and for the abuse. Stop blaming your actions on your partner or on anything else – drink, drugs, stress, unemployment.
- Do not minimise your behaviour by thinking that it isn’t too bad. How bad does it need to be before you do anything?
- Most importantly, seek help. You can promise yourself over and over again that it won’t happen again, but it probably will if you do nothing more. Do something before the next time.