If you are in an abusive relationship, you should be aware that an abuser is very often someone with a controlling personality who will try to monitor your computer and telephone use.  Emails and text messages are not secure means of communication.  Computers store information about your browsing habits, and it is almost impossible to completely cover your digital tracks.  Moreover, if you suddenly change your computer habits by deleting all your browsing history, for example, you may arouse suspicion.  Calling a hotline, using a landline telephone, or using a computer that your abuser has no access to, such as in a public library, internet café, or a friends house, may be the best options for you to research escape plans or conduct other business related to your situation.

Warning about computer use

Safe Place, Inc.
"Choice of Life Crisis Center"