Domestic violence and abuse is a set of behaviours and actions chosen by a perpetrator to make their “loved” one subordinate and live in fear in order to gain power and control over them. We understand that speaking to us or other professionals will be a huge decision.
The shame and degradation that a victim/survivor feels when experiencing domestic abuse make it inexplicably hard to come forward and ask for help. At Aurora, we see this as another extension of the power and control by a perpetrator. It makes up part of the behaviours of isolation that work so effectively to ensure survivors have nobody left to turn to apart from the perpetrator themselves.We understand that it is incredibly hard to explain why you may feel frightened of your ex/partner or family member and it is even harder to learn to trust after your life has been pulled apart by domestic abuse. We understand that you may still love the person who is abusing you. We understand that the systematic drip-drip effect of trauma after living with an abusive partner slowly chips away at your self-esteem, we understand all of this and we understand how hard it is to disclose what is happening to you.
Our helpline number:
Aurora’s out of hours helpline – 5pm to 8am Monday to Friday and 24hrs over the weekend 02394 216 816
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