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 Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand 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:
Victims of abuse and domestic violence can be in a difficult position. They once had (or still have) love for the abuser. On the other hand, they are constantly exposed to harm from someone who should love them back. This can feel puzzling and scary.
There is no universal recipe for setting free from abuse and domestic violence. However, know that many women, children, and men in Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand 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 are ready to talk to someone about your experiences of abuse or domestic violence, you can contact a hotline in Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand for free and confidential support.