Is yours an abusive relationship? What can you do about it? And should you leave?

Abusive relationships are deeply destructive, and usually it’s best to end them. Even if your partner promises to change, it’s easier to do that in a new relationship. They probably need to work on conquering their problems first.

With the best will in the world, it’s too easy for people who once shared an abusive relationship to slip back into the old patterns; and so the abuse goes on.