This is a thought that may cross your mind quite often. You may hear from friends, family, coworkers “Why don’t you just leave him?”. We understand it is a very difficult decision to make. Here are some of the reasons you may feel the need to stay with your partner

  • You love your partner, not the violence
  • You made a commitment you feel you can’t break
  • You feel you have nowhere else to go
  • You fear poverty for you and your children
  • Your relatives and in-laws want you to stay
  • Your partner may have threatened suicide if you leave
  • Your partner makes you doubt that you can do it on your own
  • You want your children to grow up with a father
  • You believe your partner will change
  • You are afraid or ashamed
  • Your partner makes you feel like the abuse is your fault
  • You may not have access to the services you need
  • You are afraid for your life and your children’s

The thought of leaving may be overwhelming. The first step in dealing with an abusive relationship is to find support and gain perspective.

If you would like to discuss this or any other matter with a counsellor just call:

1-888-871-9090 24 hours a day