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Are you experiencing abuse or domestic violence? Contact a hotline in Down, Northern Ireland for support

Domestic abuse is the act of controlling or dominating a spouse, partner, boyfriend/girlfriend or family member. The abuse doesn't have to be physical – it may be emotional, sexual, verbal or financial in nature.

If you are experiencing abuse or domestic violence, you do not have to deal with this on your own. Staff from 1 hotlines that support people experiencing abuse and domestic violence in Down, Northern Ireland can help. Contact them if these signs of abuse sound familiar:

  • Your privacy online being invaded
  • Your partner/family member is constantly trying to convince you you’re crazy and makes you doubt your experiences (also known as gaslighting)
  • Your partner/family member is acting excessively jealously
  • Your belongings and property being destroyed
  • Being exposed to intimidation and coercion
  • You are being isolated from friends and family members
  • Your devices are being monitored or tracked by a partner/family member
  • Avoiding certain topics so that you don’t anger your partner/family member

You might feel completely alone if you are a victim of abuse and domestic violence. Many people in your position tend to hide what they are experiencing. However, know that it is nothing to be ashamed of. The abuse and everything about it is absolutely not your fault.

Every story of abuse and domestic violence is unique. You are the one who will figure out what the best way out is for you as a person and in your circumstances. However, it is always easier to overcome such hardships with the right kind of support.

For free and confidential support with abuse and domestic violence, consider contacting a hotline in Down, Northern Ireland today.


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