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WORTH Services have teams of Domestic Violence Advisors across West Sussex available 5 days a week (Monday-Friday) 9.00am-5.00pm to help you, with quick access to interpreters Call 07834 968539. Local contact details and further information on WORTH can be found on our website: www. worthservices.org
24-hour National Domestic
Violence Freephone Helpline 0808 2000 247
If you are in immediate danger call 999
WS1094 8.12

In your
relationship
why are you afraid?
Remember
You have a right to live your life free of Fear Humiliation Threats Abuse
You are not to blame You are not alone
Speak to an Independent Domestic Violence Advisor who can
help you to:
Understand what is happening Keep yourself safe Keep your children safe Keep your home safe

In a healthy relationship you feel z Safe z Supported z Respected z Loved
and
Your partner z Supports your goals.
z Sometimes admits to being wrong
z Discusses things with you z Involves you in decisions z Is interested in your happiness z Is willing to accept compromise
(If it applies to your relationship tick)

In an unhealthy relationship you feel
z Frightened z Intimidated z Isolated z Ashamed
and
Your partner z Threatens you z Makes all the decisions z Controls your actions z Blames you z Threatens to harm others z Humiliates you
(If it applies to your relationship tick)

Too bad to stay? Too good to leave?

How does this happen?
Like most people you may have entered this relationship thinking that it would last.
You may be committed to your relationship and it’s hard to admit that all is not right.
As time goes on your partner may act out of character and you’ll make allowances for this.
You start to feel that you are walking on eggshells, you begin to feel you may be to blame.
You may be confused as to why this is happening and will try to understand the reasons for the change in your partner’s behaviour.

As things worsen, you might wonder what you can do to make things right, but you may not consider this could be domestic abuse.
You become frightened and perhaps think about leaving.
If you find the strength to leave you may go back several times.
You may feel lonely, confused, frightened and ashamed.
You are not alone

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WORTH Services Domestic violence