Domestic abuse

Impacts and effects

An abusive person in a relationship will have a bad effect on their partner and children.

Impact on heath

An abusive relationship can affect you both physically and emotionally and may leave you feeling any or all of the following:

  • tired
  • alone
  • depressed
  • needing someone to talk to
  • overwhelmed
  • unable to cope
  • ashamed

Effects on children

Children living in an abusive relationship are also affected. They may be:

  • withdrawn
  • seeking attention
  • angry
  • comfort eaters
  • stealing
  • having nightmares or bedwetting
  • having problems at school

Taking action

You can report domestic abuse.

Support for victims is available, both locally and nationally.