In abusive relationships one person tries to gain power and control over their partner. They use guilt, shame, intimidation and fear to make their partner act and do what they want. An abuser will threaten to hurt their partner, or hurt people or things that matter to them to maintain control over them.
Read about How to Help your friend or family member.
Give the person you care about the Minnesota Day One Crisis Hotline number 1.866.223.1111. Tell them they can call it any time, day or night, whether they want to find a safe place to go or just get support. There’s no charge and no judgment. Just someone to listen and help.