If you're experiencing domestic violence

The most important thing to remember if you are experiencing domestic violence is that the abuse is not your fault and you don't have to put up with it.

"My advice to anyone is ‘Don’t blame yourself’ - that is part of the cycle of abuse and control. The other person (the abuser) needs to take responsibility for their own behaviour ..."(Ruth, 48)

Listed on the left are a range of things you might think about to reduce the risk to yourself, help you understand what is happening to you and to take control of your life again.