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Domestic Abuse


We define domestic abuse as an incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening, degrading and violent behavior, including sexual violence, in the majority of cases by a partner or ex-partner, but also by a family member or care giver.

  • Attempts to control you and your behavior

  • Humiliating you

  • Insulting or belittling you

  • Putting down your interests, career, and/or relationships

  • Manipulating you through emotional blackmail or guilt-tripping you

  • Blaming you for their issues

  • Accusing you of cheating or not loving them

  • Outbursts, especially when you don’t do what they want

  • Isolating you from loved ones

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