Are you afraid in your own relationship?
If you are in a relationship and feel scared or pressurised into doing things you don’t want then this is not okay. If you feel uncomfortable of unhappy and uncertain about what is happening then it may be an abusive relationship. A loving relationship is based on respect not fear. Abusive behaviour may include some or all of these things:
- Physical - from pushing to slapping and punching.
- Sexual – Being forced or pressurised into sex or sexual behaviour that you are not comfortable with.
- Emotional – intimidating, scaring, putting down, checking up on constantly, name-calling.
- Financial - taking money, using your mobile phone without permission, theft, if you’re living together – not contributing financially, not allowing you money if you are dependent.
We now have a website designed especially for young people experiencing domestic violence in their own relationships click on the link to access it.
21/01/2008 Nottinghamshire Domestic Violence Forum