What is domestic abuse?
Domestic abuse is when someone close to you hurts you badly.
Shout at you
Say bad things about you
Take your money
Stop you going out
Stop you seeing your friends
Take your mobile phone away from you
Check up on you all the time
Make you have sex when you don’t want to
Make you get married when you don’t want to
Make other people hurt you
Make you feel scared they will do these things, even if they don’t
Domestic abuse is done by people close to you. For example:
Your brothers and sisters
Other family members like cousins, aunts and uncles
Your husband or wife
Your girlfriend or boyfriend
An ex-girlfriend or ex-boyfriend
Domestic abuse usually happens again and again over quite a long time.
It can make you feel really bad about yourself.
It can make you feel frightened and alone.