Reach Out To A Friend Being Abused During COVID

Are you close with someone you know or suspect may be being hurt or controlled by their partner during this time of social distancing?

Are you close with someone you know or suspect may be being hurt or controlled by their partner during this time of social distancing?

Stress and close quarters may increase opportunities for violence, as well as frequency and intensity of violence. Can you reach out at this time to remind this person that you are a support?

Understanding that their partner may be nearby or monitoring their communications, can you offer some affirming statements that are relatively generic, but still offer validation and maybe stress regulation?

Something like "Wow! Things feel scary and stressful right now for me, and I can only imagine how much more you might be feeling it with you and X and the kids/dogs/in-laws all cooped up in the house together. What are some things you are doing to relieve the stress? I'm doing __________ . Do you want to talk on the phone later on? I'd love for us to be able to support each other during this difficult time! Maybe we could even go on a virtual walk together or something?"

Amy L, ATR-BC-LCAT

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