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Get help with abuse and domestic violence from a hotline in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

Domestic violence 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 in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland and you are exposed to violence, 1 hotlines that support with abuse and domestic violence are available to you. You do not have to bear that burden in quiet, alone. Reach out if you are noticing these signs:

  • 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 has told you they will commit suicide if you leave
  • You are being isolated from friends and family members
  • Being forced to have sex or perform other sexual activities that you don’t want to
  • Avoiding certain topics so that you don’t anger your partner/family member
  • You are being controlled by your partner/family member
  • Any form of physical harm (hitting, slapping, strangling, kicking, burning, cutting)
  • Your partner/family member is acting excessively jealously

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.

If you're experiencing abuse and domestic violence, feeling scared is perfectly natural. You could be doubtful and convinced that there’s no way out. Talking to someone in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland who understands how abusive relationships work might help you feel less hopeless and powerless.

Consider contacting a helpline in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland for free, confidential help with abuse and domestic violence today.


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