Domestic abuse affects men too. Are you being abused?
What is domestic abuse?
Domestic abuse includes a range of behaviours: physical, psychological, sexual or financial abuse. It happens within intimate relationships as well as between family members. It forms a pattern of bullying and controlling behaviours. It is rarely a one-off event and it tends to get worse over time. Abusers can be very manipulative in the way they use their power and control over you and may blame you and other factors for their abusive behaviours.
What kind of person experiences domestic abuse?
It can happen to anyone regardless of age, race, gender, sexuality, disability, wealth, gender identity and lifestyle. The Men’s Advice Line speaks to straight and gay/bi male victims of domestic violence.
How do you know you are abused by your partner?
- Have you changed the way you behave because you are frightened of your partner’s reaction?
- Do you feel afraid, “walking on eggshells” or intimidated by your partner?
- Does your partner hurt you (physically, emotionally, sexually etc)?
If you answered yes, you are being abused. It’s not your fault.
Is there help for male victims of domestic violence?
Yes. Find out how we can help you: