What are the signs of domestic abuse?
These are common signs that domestic abuse is taking place:
Destructive criticism and verbal abuse:
- Name calling
- Verbally threatening
- Threatening to withhold money
- Disconnect the phone
- Take the car away
- Commit suicide
- Take the children away
- Report you to welfare agencies unless you comply with their demands regarding the children
- Lying to your friends and family about you
- Telling you that you have no choice in any decisions
- Persistently putting you down in front of other people
- Not listening or responding when you talk
- Interrupting your telephone calls
- Taking money from you without asking
- Refusing to help with childcare or housework
- Lying to you
- Withholding information from you
- Being Jealous
- Having other relationships
- Breaking promises and shared agreements.
- Monitoring or blocking your telephone calls
- Telling you where you can and cannot go
- Preventing you from seeing friends and family
- Following you
- Checking up on you
- Opening your mail
- Repeatedly checking to see who has telephoned you
- Embarrassing you in public
- Making angry gestures
- Using physical size to intimidate
- Shouting at you
- Destroying your possessions
- Breaking things
- Punching walls
- Wielding a knife or a gun
- Threatening to kill or harm you and/or the children or pets
Do you need to talk to someone about domestic abuse?
Call our 24/7 helpline on 0300 0120154 or email us.
If you are in immediate danger call 999.
There is no excuse for domestic abuse.
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