Domestic Abuse is caused by an abuser’s desire to gain power and control over their partner. Abusers use a range of different tactics, physical, emotional, sexual, financial, to achieve this.  This list may help you spot the signs of domestic abuse;

  • Are you afraid of your partner?
  • Do you feel isolated?
  • Does your partner cut you off from family and friends?
  • Is your partner jealous and possessive?
  • Does your partner humiliate or insult you?
  • Does your partner verbally abuse you?
  • Does your partner say you are useless and you couldn’t cope without them?
  • Does your partner physically hurt you?
  • Does your partner shove, slap, punch or kick you?
  • Has your partner threatened to hurt you or people close to you?
  • Does your partner constantly criticise you?
  • Does your partner have sudden changes of mood which dominate the household?
  • Is your partner charming one minute and abusive the next?
  • Does your partner control your money?
  • Do you change your behaviour to avoid triggering an attack?
  • Are you unsure of your own judgement?
  • Does your partner damage your possessions?
  • Does your partner threaten to harm or kill the pets?
  • Does your partner threaten to kidnap or get custody of the children?
  • Does your partner lock you out of the house during an argument?
  • Does your partner tell you what to wear or how to do your hair?

If you think you need to talk to someone for further advice on the signs of domestic abuse, we have a 24 hour domestic abuse legal helpline on 07872 456369. If you ever need our help or assistance please do not hesitate to call.

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