Believe it or not but when we focus on physical and sexual violence we miss 98% of domestic abuse.
Coercive Control is domestic violence – Spot the signs and tactics of abusive control.
Refuse to compromise. Loves strange routines. Make you wonder but afraid to know the answer. Use your name for whatever he chooses. Tells his version of your story first. Picks your soft spots to prod and squeeze. Create endless guilt around your children which you see as his. Cause chaos before you go anywhere. Refuses to accept your reasons.
If you are in immediate danger please call the Gardai or send a text to 112 if you cannot speak.
For the National Domestic Violence Helpline call Women’s Aid on 1800 341 900
For Sexual Violence Services contact Dublin Rape Crisis Centre National Helpline on 1800778888
A full list of all local Domestic Violence Services can be found at www.safeireland.ie
For emergency protection from abuse, SiSi cannot recommend highly enough the use of professional frontline services to assist in applications where possible.
SiSi can assist with referrals if you would like to speak to a survivor.