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Abuse and domestic violence hotlines are available in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland

Domestic violence 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.

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 1 hotlines in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland who with abuse and domestic violence if you are experiencing these signs:

  • Avoiding certain topics so that you don’t anger your partner/family member
  • Being exposed to intimidation and coercion
  • You feel threatened all the time
  • Feeling like you can’t do anything right for your partner/family member
  • Forcing you to use substances, lead an unhealthy lifestyle, or not take medication you need
  • Your partner/family member has an unpredictable, violent temperament, and they direct the anger at you
  • You are being isolated from friends and family members
  • Feeling helpless, desperate, or emotionally numb

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.

You might feel insecure and unsure what the right thing to do in your situation is. Fortunately, there are professionals and volunteers in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland who have experience helping domestic violence and abuse victims. They could help you find your way towards a better life.

For free and confidential support with abuse and domestic violence, consider contacting a hotline in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland today.


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