Posted: Jan 1, 2013 4:30 PM by KXLF Media Center
Many people do not realize they are in an abusive relationship, according to Sabrina White, manager of Butte's Safe Space.
There are ways to recognize it if you are in a domestically violent relationship, White said. Key behaviors to look out for include: intimidation, physical and sexual assault, coercion, threats of bodily harm and isolation.
Many people live their lives by what their partner wants, according to White. Statistics show many people become afraid to leave their domestically violent relationship.
If you are in a domestically violent situation the first step to escaping, is to understand that it is not your fault, White said.
"Our primary concern is always to know that you are safe," White said. "Finding a way to be safe is one of the first concerns that you have."
If you are in immediate danger you should call 911. You can contact the shelter for more information about domestic violence at (406)782-9807. If you are seeking shelter at Safe Space call their crisis line at (406) 782-8511.