Domestic abuse is any action intended to control or keep power over a spouse, partner, family member, or girlfriend/boyfriend. The abuse may take the form of something physical, or it may be emotional, verbal, sexual, or financial. You might feel threatened, controlled, or belittled.
One in three women and one in three men have experienced abuse or domestic violence. You might be afraid of reaching out for support. However, there are people who are equipped and willing to help you. Consider reaching out to any of the 16 hotlines in New York, United States who with abuse and domestic violence if you are experiencing these signs:
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.
There is no universal recipe for setting free from abuse and domestic violence. However, know that many women, children, and men in New York, United States have made it. The first step in the process is opening up to a trusted and understanding person. Then, you can find your way out.
If you feel like you might need support today, try reaching out to a hotline in New York, United States. It's free and confidential.