Abusers often use threats to keep their wives and girlfriends in a constant state of anxiety and fear and to maintain power and control over them.
If your partner is abusive he may threaten to hurt you, the children or your pets. He may also threaten to leave you, to take the children away, or to report you to the authorities if you don’t do what he says. Some abusers will threaten to commit suicide if their partners leave them.
If you are being abused you are not alone and you are not to blame. Help is available.
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