Domestic violence/ abuse - is your behaviour hurting or affecting someone?

  • Do you argue with your partner/relative? 
  • Do put your partner/relative down? 
  • Do you break /destroy things? 
  • Do you shout a lot? 


Domestic violence/ abuse is;

  • Threatening behaviour;
  • Sexual assault;
  • Harassment;
    Physical attacks;
  • Controlling another person;
  • Intimidating another person;
  • Psychological, emotional or financial abuse between people who have been intimate partners, live in the same household or are family members. 


Domestic violence/ abuse is rarely a one off incident and tends to get more severe and happens more often over time, sometimes only ending when one person kills the other. If you are violent/abusive to those you love/care about, there are a number of agencies who can support you and help break the cycle of abuse.

Blaming someone else for your behaviour/actions is abuse.   To recognise that you need help may take courage and strength. You can choose to acknowledge your responsibility.

Choose to stop - contact RESPECT on 0808 802 4040 (free from landlines and most mobile phones)

 

 

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Domestic Violence Age