Is it Possible for Abusers to Change?

Yes, but they must make the choice to change.

It’s not easy for an abuser to stop abusive behavior, and it requires a serious decision to change.  Once an abuser has had all of the power in a relationship, it’s difficult to change to a healthy relationship with equal power and compromises.

 

Sometimes an abuser stops the physical violence, but continues to employ other forms of abuse – emotional, sexual, or financial.  Some abusers are able to exert complete control over a victim’s every action without using violence or only using subtle threats of violence. All types of abuse are devastating to victims.

Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

PO Box 236 | 710 Garfield St. Ste 218 | Laramie, WY 82073

307-755-5481 |1-844-264-8080

Info@wyomingdvsa.org | www.wyomingdvsa.org