You deserve to be safe. Your partner’s words or actions are not a reflection of you, and only they are accountable for their actions. If your partner’s actions escalate and become more dangerous, it is important to understand when those actions are lethal.
You can work with a domestic violence advocate to plan for your safety.
72% of all murder-suicides involve an intimate partner, and 94% of victims of these cases are female (Violence Policy Center 2012).
Domestic violence survivors are 5x more likely to be killed if their abuser has access to a gun (Campbell et al., 2003).
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