4. If a partner ever lifts a hand to hit, punch or strike you, this pattern will only get worse. This is not a safe relationship, and as hard as it is to accept this, change will not happen without professional help. If this is not an option, this is not a relationship that can provide a safe home.
5. If hitting and striking are part of your relationship, see one trained in this area alone, not with your partner. Or call the domestic violence hotline, 1−800−799−SAFE (7233).