Introduction to Domestic Abuse
Domestic abuse is a pattern of behavior that comes in many forms such as, threats, violence, emotional, verbal or sexual abuse, and it is very common and can happen to anyone. Noticing the signs of an abusive relationship is the first step towards ending it.
Domestic abuse can occur to people in marriages, cohabitation as well as with family members. There are different types of domestic abuse and it does not always have to involve physical violence.
Domestic abuse can include:
- Physical: Pushing, hitting, punching, kicking, choking and using weapons.
- Sexual: Forcing or pressuring someone to have sec, unwanted sexual activity/rape, inappropriately touching or
groping someone or making them watch pornography.
- Financial: Taking someone’s money, controlling their finances or even not letting someone work.
- Emotional: Making an individual feel bad about situations or themselves or scared, stalking, blackmailing, playing mind games.
If you are worried that you or a friend or family member is suffering from domestic abuse, it is important to get help. Talking to the Sikh Helpline can help to give you a better understanding of the problem and how to best deal with it. We can help you to by supporting you and you getting you in touch with the right agencies.
Talking to the Sikh Helpline can help to give you a better understanding of the problem and how to best deal with it. We can help by supporting and getting you in touch with the right agencies. The Sikh Helpline is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help and you can contact us anytime.