3. You may be financially dependent on your partner.
When you get most or all your financial support from someone, it can be terrifying to even think about leaving. The world is expensive and getting pricier by the minute. Good intentions don’t pay bills.
It can be tough to strike out on your own when you have no money, support, or resources. In fact, it can be crippling, which is precisely why you would stay in a bad relationship.
However, this doesn’t mean you are stuck. It just means you need to prepare to struggle a little bit, and you need to get creative.
There are programs out there that can help people coming out of abusive relationships. They won’t provide the best resources, but they will provide you with enough to get out of the relationship and get to stand on your own two feet.
If you’re worried about handling life alone, you may be pleasantly surprised at how well you handle it when you give yourself a chance to.