Abuse can be physical, sexual, mental, financial or emotional.
An abusive partner may:
These are just a few examples. If you are experiencing any of them, or know of someone who is, help is available.
Domestic violence affects your physical and mental health, and the well-being of those around you.
It can make it harder for you to care for yourself, and you may not see a doctor regularly for important tests or immunizations.
Physical injuries, such as broken bones, head injuries, bruises and cuts
Emotional distress, such as depression, anxiety and insomnia
Poor pregnancy outcomes and sexually transmitted infections
You are not alone. It might be hard, but there are many resources available if you are in an abusive situation.