#2 – Keep Records
This is obviously a difficult situation; however, it is vital that women or men who are in abusive relationships keep records of all violence. Even if a police report is not filed it is essential to keep a journal of dates, times, and occurrences of all abuse and threats that were made. It is also important to keep any evidence of physical abuse, such as pictures. If you do not feel comfortable keeping these items in your home find a trusted friend, neighbor, co-worker, or family member to keep these items for you.