Domestic violence 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.
If you are in Gibraltar and you are exposed to violence, 2 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:
After months or years of abusive behaviour from your partner or family member, you might doubting yourself and your sanity. However, this is your abuser talking. The abuse, and everything associated with it, is not your fault.
There is no universal recipe for setting free from abuse and domestic violence. However, know that many women, children, and men in Gibraltar 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.
Consider contacting a helpline in Gibraltar for free, confidential help with abuse and domestic violence today.