Making the choice to leave an abuser can take time. After being battered, it is often hard to think about starting a new life. Ending a relationship is emotional and brings great unknowns. A person has many considerations, no matter how bad the abuse might become. It is an individual choice and one that should always be planned out as carefully as possible. Sometimes, planning is not an option and a person simply flees in order to survive. If you or someone you know is thinking about leaving, it is essential that they make a clear plan.