Is it domestic abuse?
Updated: Jul 14, 2020
Domestic abuse crosses class, gender, race, all faiths, and religious belief.
A survivor of domestic abuse, Chrissy tells us:
"When he threatened my children, that was the beginning of the end,
I made a plan that saved all of our lives."
Making a plan - Follow these 4 steps:
Does your abusive partner :
• Constantly criticise you or put you down? • Discourage your relationships with family and friends? • Control all finances and force you to account in detail for what you spend? • Deny you access to money even for household necessities? • Prevent you from working, leaving your home or socialising? • Constantly and obsessively ‘track’ your time and whereabouts? • Constantly accuse you of being unfaithful? • Force you to have sex against your will? • Push/shove, hit, punch, slap, kick or bite you or the children? • Threaten to harm you, the children or your relatives? • Threaten to or use a weapon against you? • Threaten to kill you if you leave? • Anger easily when drinking or taking drugs? • Deliberately / maliciously destroy personal property or other items of sentimental value to you? https://www.garda.ie/en/Crime/Domestic-abuse/
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