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Abuse and domestic violence hotlines are available in Maine, United States

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 Maine, United States 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:

  • Believing that your partner/family member’s aggressive behavior is your fault
  • Avoiding certain topics so that you don’t anger your partner/family member
  • Not allowing you to work or get an education
  • 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 is acting excessively jealously
  • Being forced to have sex or perform other sexual activities that you don’t want to
  • Your partner/family member has told you they will commit suicide if you leave
  • Being exposed to intimidation and coercion

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.

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 Maine, United States who understands how abusive relationships work might help you feel less hopeless and powerless.

If you feel like you might need support today, try reaching out to a hotline in Maine, United States. It's free and confidential.


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