1. If you are thinking of returning to a potentially abusive situation, discuss an alternative plan with someone you trust.
  2. If you have to communicate with your partner, determine the safest way to do so.
  3. Have positive thoughts about yourself and be assertive with others about your needs.
  4. Plan to attend a domestic violence support group for at least a few weeks to gain support from others and learn more about yourself and the relationship.
  5. Read books or articles to make you feel stronger.