Advice & Support The concept of domestic abuse and violence is often misconstrued. There are many myths around the topic and frequently, people don’t have the right information to be able to understand what is happening to them. Am I in an abusive relationship? A lot of women who are being abused are often not aware of it. The abuse has become part of everyday living therefore the norm and it is easy to just get used to what is happening. Even if a woman suspects that she is in an abusive relationship, the extent to which she is being abused will often not sink in until the relationship has broken down. This can sometimes take months, even years. If you suspect you are in an abusive relationship and want more information click here. How can i help my children? Children who live in a household where abuse is going on can be affected in many different ways. It is important to be aware of the changes in your child’s behaviour and seek help to maintain a close relationship when possible. For more information on how you can help your children and how to keep them safe, click here. I am worried about someone else. It is difficult to know what to do or say when you know someone you love or care about go through abuse. For more advice and information on supporting a loved one please click here. Staying safe. When you are in an abusive relationship, no doubt you are already doing everything in your power to protect yourself. It is always a good idea to have a safety plan in place in case of emergency. For more information about domestic abuse and the affects it has please see our FAQS section.