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What is relationship abuse?

Abuse is not normal and never ok. If you are in a relationship with someone, you should feel loved, safe, respected and free to be yourself. There are different forms of abuse, which you can find out about here, but if your relationship leaves you feeling scared, intimidated or controlled, it’s possible you’re in an abusive relationship. Find out more about the issue and seek help here.

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If you need help or more information, you can speak to someone from any of the organisations listed in our Need Help section.

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You can find answers to the most commonly asked questions about abuse in relationships.

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myths about abuse

Anyone can be a victim of relationship abuse. If you are a boy who has or is being abused, it’s not your fault and there are organisations who can offer support and advice for you.

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