When one partner is hurting the other, it’s called abuse or domestic violence. It can include hitting their partner, sexual abuse, controlling their partner’s money or behaviour, controlling them emotionally, or coercive control.
If you are a woman experiencing abuse or if you have been abused, Making Changes: a book for women experiencing intimate partner abuse may help. A lot of the information is also relevant to men and non-binary people who have experienced abuse.
Click on the links below for the full book, and book chapters.
- Understanding Abuse
- Safety Planning
- Safety Planning Checklist
- Do I Stay or Leave
- Legal Matters
- Your Children
- Neighbours, Friends, and Families
- Services and Supports
Making Changes Video Series