Being Safe After Domestic Violence

Being Safe After Domestic Violence

Everybody has heard about the difficulties in relationships that can occur. For example, some people understand from their friends and their family – and even their own personal experience – have a relationship and go from loving and happy to scary and tremulous.

Separation from somebody who has called you to be afraid, or has hurt you in some way is important. That doesn’t mean that it’s the easiest thing to do.  Domestic violence is something that a lot of people go through but it isn’t something you have to continue to put up with, once you break free you will feel the weight shifted from your shoulders and see the new opportunities ahead.

Making sure that you are as safe as possible after a domestic violence relationship is one of the most important things that you can do as a person. There are plenty of actions that you can take to ensure your safety, especially when you have children involved, and where did you learn how to change your iPhone IP address so that you are not followed by your ex, or be sure to speak to the police about sheltering you, you need to be safe so that you can continue to live your life in the best way possible. In this article, we are going to detail some of the ways that you can be safe after a domestic violence relationship.

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  • Talk to your family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues. If you are separating from somebody who has been abusive in any way, you need to talk to your people around you. Even if the people around you happen to be social workers or police officers, you need to speak to somebody and inform them of the separation and what you are worried about. You need to ensure that the people around you are aware of your movements and where you are planning to go, because those are the people that are going to be able to help support you.
  • Talk to your children’s school. If you are separating from an abusive partner then you need to inform your childrens’ school now! They need to ensure that they are not handing over somebody who is unauthorized to collect your child. You should ensure that you have a parental order in place for this, however, because if you are being harmed by the child’s other parent, they still have the right to pick up the child unless there is an order in place
  • Change your passwords. Go through all of your social media and email accounts and change your passwords. You should even change passwords to banking and streaming services on the TV. You need to ensure that you are no longer allowing access to you from the person who you are separating from.
  • Check devices and location settings. You need to ensure that all cloud sharing settings and location settings are turned off. Sometimes, spyware apps downloaded onto devices that are remote to get access to text, calls and photos. If you suspect this, you need to check your phone and consider getting a new phone number and phone.
  • Install panic buttons. To be safe after a domestic violence relationship you need to ensure that you have a button in your home to call the police should you need it.

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