Can abusers change?

‘Should I give him another chance?’

A lot of women experiencing abuse hope that their partner will change – they want the abuse and violence to end and hope the relationship will continue. Others might want to end the relationship but be too scared or overwhelmed to do so. If your partner is attending a Domestic Violence Prevention Programme, you might feel under pressure to give the relationship another chance.

Not all abusive people change. Some change a little and this it may not be enough for you. It is still ok for you to choose to end the relationship even if he does change.

It’s important that you get some help and support for yourself to help you do what’s right for you and your children.

Read this document about signs to look for when deciding if your abusive partner is changing or not:

How to tell he’s changing – how to tell he’s not

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