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Protecting your safety after leaving an abusive partner

You are fortunate enough to have gotten out of an abusive relationship without experiencing any debilitating physical injuries. However, the emotional trauma you sustained will take time to heal as you regain your confidence and learn how to trust people again. At Fried and Fried, P.A., we have helped many survivors of domestic violence in Florida to learn about what resources are available for continued protection after they have left an abusive relationship. 

While you may be feeling much safer and more at ease after separating from your abusive partner, the challenge of protecting yourself may continue to be an issue. Especially if you are dealing with continual threats and possible stalking, it is imperative that you take extra precautions to keep yourself safe. According to the Huffington Post, some of the things you can do include the following:

  • Be very careful in how you use social media. Pay attention to the things you post and avoid tagging locations and sharing details that could be used by your perpetrator to track you down.
  • When looking for a new place to live, focus on areas that are surrounded by other establishments. Avoid moving somewhere that is obscure and out on its own. 
  • If you are a creature of habit, consider changing the order of the way you do things. Alterations in your patterns can throw your perpetrator off track if he or she is trying to contact you. 

By incorporating these behaviors into your new routine, you can stay vigilant to protect your safety. For more information about dealing with partner abuse, visit our web page. 

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