What is Domestic Abuse?

Domestic Abuse is a pattern of behaviour. It is where one person controls another through threats, fear and/or isolation. It can be physical, emotional, financial and/or sexual.

It can happen to any person, regardless of gender, gender identity, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability or social class.

There is no exhaustive list of what domestic abuse is. A person’s experiences of domestic abuse is personal to them. Aspects of a person’s identity may impact on their experiences of domestic abuse.

In any relationship there can be difficult times. We can say things that are hurtful or get annoyed with the ones we love. However, domestic abuse is not a one-off incident. It’s a pattern of controlling behaviour. It’s not where the behaviour is the exception, but where the behaviour is the norm.

  • Do you feel you can’t do anything right?
  • Feel like you are walking on eggshells?
  • Do you get insulted and made to feel worthless?
  • Afraid of your partner and what they might do?

Call us on 0808 800 0024 and we can discuss it further.