Partner assault is an attempt to control the behaviour of a spouse, common-law partner or girlfriend. It is a misuse of power which uses the bonds of intimacy, trust and dependency to make the woman unequal, powerless and unsafe.
- Woman abuse can often include threats or action. The abuser can be a husband, common-law partner, boyfriend or female partner.
- No matter what kind of abuse women experience, it affects their health and well-being. Abuse can cause serious psychological and emotional problems. They may often feel afraid, anxious or depressed. It may be difficult to make decisions or to believe that anything can change for the better.
- It is not unusual for abused women to deny to their friends and family, and even to themselves that they are being abused. They may feel that the abuse is their fault, or that they cause an attack.
IT IS NOT YOUR FAULT IF YOU ARE BEING ABUSED.
YOU DESERVE TO BE TREATED WITH RESPECT.
If you are in need of any assistance, please contact
any one of the community phone numbers or e-mail addresses on this website.
If it is an emergency, call 911.