Resources for those in abusive relationships over Christmas

For many people, Christmas is not a time of joy, but one of fear. Each year there is a dramatic increase in reported instances of domestic violence and abuse over the Christmas period. Most people are aware of what a violent relationship looks like, but coercive control and emotional abuse is harder to spot, for

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How to recognise emotional abuse in a marriage

All marriages have their ups and downs and all couples will argue and have disagreements. This is perfectly natural and normal part of married life. During an argument it can be unpleasant for both people, but it will pass if the marriage is based on mutual respect and communication. However, where emotional abuse is taking

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Helping children understand an abusive ex partner

When one parent is abusive it is devastating for the children and all family members involved. In the UK family courts children will be protected from an abusive parent, either with no access or limited access, sometimes in a designated safe location. After any abuse that the children have gone through, whether physical or mental,

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Options for escaping from domestic abuse

Domestic abuse is wide spread and happens to people from all different backgrounds and in every variety of situation. At the moment there are three main legal actions that can be taken for the protection of domestic abuse sufferers, depending on the situation and the severity of the abuse. Domestic abuse is a life threatening

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Protecting yourself in a domestic abuse situation

Sadly, domestic abuse is very common and can affect anyone. It does not matter what gender, race, religion or social class you come from you could still be at risk. Domestic abuse is not just physical violence, but also sexual violence, emotional and verbal violence. Domestic abuse situations often happen very gradually. A partner does

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New Domestic Abuse Law

The home secretary has announced a new offence for “coercive and controlling” behaviour within relationships in an attempt to tackle domestic abuse. Up until very recently domestic abuse has largely been swept under the carpet by governments and police forces, but this summer a review was carried out by the government on whether or not

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New EU Law on Domestic Violence

EU Regulation on Mutual Recognition of Protection Measures in Civil Matters The EU has introduced a new law to protect victims of domestic violence and those who need protective measures. The law will come into force from January 2015. It is the result of years of work in the Daphne Project. The law is aimed

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