Do you ever feel afraid of your partner (or other family member)?
Have you changed your lifestyle or behaviour because you’re afraid of your partner’s (or other family member) reactions if you don’t?
Does your partner (or other family member) ever hurt or threaten you or your loved ones?
Does your partner pressure or force you to do things you don’t want to do?
If you answer yes to any of these questions, you may be being domestically abused.
Domestic abuse damages your mental and physical health and puts your safety at serious risk. Abuse tends to escalate over time. There is help available to find a way out. If you’ve decided to leave, try to get advice from a support organisation first. If you're considering leaving, be careful who you tell. It's important your partner doesn't know where you're going.
If children are involved, how can you help them? Domestic abuse can have a devastating impact on children and young people – find out more about safeguarding.
Relationships are complex. If you feel that you’re not being domestically abused but that your relationship is unhealthy, you can still access support - find out about the support available to you.