#5 When you realize you are in an abusive relationship, do not hesitate to talk to your friends and family. Unfortunately when we are invested in our relationships, we keep details to ourselves so others do not judge our partners by their ‘momentary lapses in character’. However, people prove their character by the way they act when they are angry or upset. Ask for your support system to help you. If you feel you are in danger, do not hesitate to call the police.