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About Abuse

What is domestic abuse?

Domestic abuse is where one person misuses the power they have over someone they’re in a close relationship with.

No violence – is it still domestic abuse?

Physical violence (or the threat of it) is one way an abuser gets what they want but there are many others. They include; controlling relationships outside the home, denying access to financial information, sexual assault, psychological and emotional abuse and coercion. All count as domestic abuse.

Who experiences domestic abuse?

Women and children, men, old and young, rich and poor. People suffer domestic abuse in all walks of life. Many are unsure or embarrassed about what’s happening to them and are afraid to ask for help.

Does the person being abusive consistently do any of the following?

  • Ignore your feelings
  • Ridicule your feelings or criticise you
  • Humiliate you – either in public or private
  • Complain about you having your own interests or friends
  • Turn your children against you
  • Insist you dress differently
  • Withhold money from you
  • Criticise you sexually
  • Force you to have sex
  • Throw things at you
  • Threaten to hurt you
  • Slap or kick you, push you around, pull your hair, hit or punch you
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I Need Help

If you or someone you know is affected by domestic abuse, Crossroads Derbyshire offers confidential advice and support in Glossop, the High Peak and the North Dales. If you need our help, or know someone who does, call us on 0800 0198 668.