Follow-Up Question – “Toxic” People

A follow-up question to the answer I received about how to change my thinking about “abusive,” or “toxic,” people. I understand the reply, but let’s consider a scenario of a physically abusive relationship.

If someone is literally being physically hurt, are you suggesting that we only change our minds about the alleged abuser? Or, is it acceptable to also change your thinking about that person and take inspired action to leave?

My original question really was, “How do I prevent becoming a doormat in these situations?”