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Emotional abuse

Emotional abuse is equally as damaging as physical abuse. If your relationship makes you doubt yourself and feel frightened you are being emotionally abused.

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If you are forced to change your behaviour or your appearance because you are frightened of how your partner will react, or you are constantly criticised for how you look or the choices you make, you are being emotionally abused.

Because no one can see the outward signs of emotional abuse, you may be worried people will not listen to you, understand you or believe you. But there are people out there who recognise emotional abuse is a form of domestic abuse, and can provide you with the help and support you need to make choices about your future.

You have taken the first step towards getting help by visiting this website and, whether you choose to call for further help today, tomorrow or months down the line, the services are out there for you and you will be taken seriously.

Making decisions about leaving a relationship are difficult for anyone – particularly if there are children involved – but there are experts who can guide you through the process in confidence. They can help you find out about your options, make the right decision and find a safe and secure place for you and your family to live.

Remember: you are in control of all the decisions you make.

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