The end of a relationship is a very difficult time for most people. When there has been abuse in the relationship this time can be particularly hard and even, in some cases, dangerous. People do not have to be living together for abuse to be present in their relationship. Children are also impacted by abuse between their parents and in some cases may be the target of abuse. Accessing information about abusive behaviour, available support from the community and legal responses to relationship violence may help you to stay safe.