Domestic abuse is any action or behaviour from a partner or spouse, girlfriend/boyfriend or family member that aims to control you. For some, this is physical violence, for others it takes the form of verbal, emotional, sexual or financial abuse.
If you are experiencing abuse or domestic violence, you do not have to deal with this on your own. Staff from 2 hotlines that support people experiencing abuse and domestic violence in Malta can help. Contact them if these signs of abuse sound familiar:
Experiencing a wide range of emotions is perfectly normal for victims of abuse and domestic violence. Doubting the clarity of your mind or your ability to understand what’s happening is also a common consequence of the abuse you have experienced.
It’s normal if you feel isolated. Victims of abuse and domestic violence are exposed to extreme stress and often go through it alone. Even though it might feel difficult to share what you are going through, hotline staff in Malta will listen, try to understand – and help you.
If you feel like you might need support today, try reaching out to a hotline in Malta. It's free and confidential.