There is one call every minute to the police about abuse within a relationship. This high statistic highlights just how important it is to recognise signs of abuse, either as a victim or as an outsider.
Last year a new law was brought in against “controlling or coercive behaviour”. This law was brought in to illustrate that physical abuse is no longer considered the one and only problem in domestic settings.
A variety of charities are backing a new programme called “Drive”. This programme looks to give one-to-one support to men considered at high risk of domestic violence. Putting 900 offenders through the scheme, it is hoped that we can better understand and deal with the root cause of domestic abuse.
In its physical manifestation, this problem kills two women every week. Below are six signs of an abusive relationship to look out for:
1. Abuser blaming the victim
If an individual provides seemingly...