Causing violence is a criminal and dangerous act. A person who commits violence is accountable for stopping it. The responsibility and the power to stop it is yours. If you think that you could become violent to your partner, follow these instructions:
- Leave the place immediately. Move away from the person and don't speak. Tell them that you'll return, when you calm down. Be careful not to push away anyone on your way.
- Stay away for at least 30 minutes. If you return before, the possibility for causing violence increases.
- Don't drink alcohol, don't take drugs and don't drive during your time off.
- For the first 15 minutes do things that relax you: deep breathing, running, walking, doing exercises.
- Call a person that will help you relax and doesn't support violence.
- If you feel the tension after you return, leave the place again.