Are you dating an abuser

The loved ones want to understand the situation and ask for recommendations and guidance.

If you are in Midcoast Maine in Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox and Waldo counties, New Hope for Women is here to help by calling our toll-free number at 1-800-522-3304, visiting our ‘Contact’ page, or stopping by any of our Midcoast offices.

While these feelings can be difficult to understand, they aren’t strange and they aren’t wrong.

We hear from many people who are in abusive relationships, and even those who have left relationships, but say that they love their abusive partner.

Participants are expected to be on time and are required to come prepared for each session. I don't know why but I get so jealous of anyone my partner talks to.

If you can relate to this, Time for Change can help you understand and change your behavior. At this time Time for Change only runs classes for men.

Time for Change is a certified 48 week educational program for men who abuse their partners. Stage I groups are 16 weeks and provided information about domestic abuse and changing violent and coercive behavior. If you are a woman and you can relate to this, please call 594-0270 for more information on how you can obtain services.

Individuals in Stage II groups build on Stage I lessons toward achieving a personal goal of non-violence in their relationships. The goals of these groups are to instruct participants to be fully responsible for their behavior, to develop ways of communication without violence or intimidation, and to provide a safer environment for victims, partners and children. How have you applied what you've learned to your relationships?

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