An Exit Action Plan: Guidelines for Leaving an Abusive Relationship


Planning a safe exit from an abusive relationship is a necessary and important step before breaking the ties with your partner. The National Domestic Violence Hotline suggests following these steps to improve your chances of leaving safely.

After Leaving the Abusive Relationship


If you get a restraining order, and the offender is leaving:

If you leave:

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For more information, please visit the Web site for the National Domestic Violence Hotline. If you or someone you know is frightened about something in your relationship, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224. 


For more information on where to turn for help, consult these Domestic Violence Resources.