For over half a million women and men, Valentine’s Day is a day like any other, a day where they will live in fear of a violent partner.
One of the features of abusive relationships is that they often begin with what may at first be seen by a woman as a flattering display of romantic love, but along with the chocolates and flowers can come the first danger signs of unreasonable jealously and possessiveness. In many abusive relationships the “love” becomes violent and controlling- a pattern of physical, emotional. Sexual and verbal abuse that often escalates over time.
Love and relationship should be based on equality and respect, not violence and abuse.
Domestic Abuse does not stop for Valentine’s Day. In an emergency, dial 999.
For help and assistance please call 0800 408 1552 or visit www.talk2someone.org.uk