The Broxtowe Women's Project Blog - Raising awareness of domestic abuse in Broxtowe.

The latest news and updates from the Broxtowe Women’s Project.


It’s not your fault. Self-blame and domestic abuse.

May 5, 2021

He monitors your phone, withholds money, terrorises you, isolates you, calls you a mental slag. You will know this behaviour is abusive and wrong, but on some level, you may feel it’s partly your fault that he behaves...
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Obsessive Love this Valentine’s Day

February 11, 2021

For women who have lived through domestic abuse, Valentine’s Day can trigger difficult emotions. Survivors of abuse may feel more than just alone, the day can bring feelings of resentment, anger, and sadness. Confus...
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What does financial abuse look like?

December 6, 2020

“Wealth means power: the power to subdue, to crush, to exploit, the power to enslave, to outrage, to degrade”. – Emma Goldman What is financial abuse? Financial abuse involves controlling a person’s ability ...
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How to spot a perpetrator

December 5, 2020

With one in four women suffering domestic abuse at some point in their lives, many of these being repeat survivors, it can be helpful to be aware of the patterns of behaviour we need to be wary of. Domestic abuse has ...
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Is narcissism making you suffer? Discover the key signs of this manipulative abuse

September 24, 2020

Perpetrators of domestic abuse often have narcissistic personality traits. The type of manipulative abuse associated with narcissism can be highly damaging and is deliberately confusing. Understanding this type of abu...
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Is he using the virus to control you?

May 14, 2020

Is he using the virus to control you? When discussing the massive reductions in admissions to casualty departments currently, a doctor in one hospital mentioned that despite this, he had noticed a significant rise in ad...
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Drains and Radiators

March 31, 2020

They might be remote, maybe only contactable by phone, WhatsApp or FaceTime, but now more than any other time it might help us to reach out to our friends. True friends will help us get through this crisis and better ...
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New Relationship Checklist

July 23, 2019

New Relationship Checklist “I realize now I am a survivor. I am a stronger woman for opening my eyes and stepping away from someone who didn’t respect themselves and would never respect me.” ―  Lori Domest...
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What not to say

September 17, 2018

In the past we have talked about what friends and family members can say to someone affected by domestic abuse, but it is just as important to know what NOT to say. If someone confides in you that they are experiencin...
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What friends are for

February 3, 2018

Friends are the people we have fun with, enjoy being with and who we turn to for advice and support. It is for this reason that often the first person that someone suffering abuse confides in is a friend. But what ...
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