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... Read more
Economic or Financial abuse is a common tactic of many abusers. It affects 8.7 million people across the UK and for 3% of all UK cases, economic abuse started during the first lockdown.
Financial abuse is the power-pl... Read more
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 ... Read more
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... Read more
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... Read more
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 ... Read more
Domestic abuse has a devastating impact on survivors, the effects are often felt long after the relationship has ended. With one in four women suffering domestic abuse at some point in their lives, many of these being re... Read more
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... Read more
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 ... Read more
Have you heard of gaslighting?
It’s a term that comes from a 1938 stage play called Gas Light in which a woman suffers systematic psychological manipulation by her husband. Film adaptations of the story were release... Read more