Getting help to stop abusive behavior is an important first step. However, going to counseling or joining a support group is only successful if the abusive partner really does want to change.
It is probably not safe for you to stay with or have contact with your boyfriend or girlfriend while they are getting help. But if you do choose to stay in touch, remember you are the best person to judge whether or not your abusive partner has really changed.
Is your relationship really becoming abuse-free? Take the quiz below to find out.