It is normal for disagreements and arguments to occur within relationships and both partners should be able to express their different points of view or concerns and discuss them together safely.
What is not normal is for one partner to feel threatened, too frightened to fight back, or unsafe to disagree or express their opinions.
Domestic Violence and Abuse is when one partner in a relationship uses different ways to gain power and control over another. Domestic abuse happens when one partner in a relationship intentionally and deliberately hurts the other.
Domestic Violence and Abuse is extremely common in Ireland. The most recent research shows that 1 in 4 Irish women have experienced abuse in their intimate relationships.
Domestic violence happens to people of all ages, races, ethnicities, religions and sexual orientations and affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels.
If you are experiencing Domestic Violence and Abuse, you are not alone, we are here to support you. Click here to contact a member of our team.