You may have decided to stay in an abusive relationship or situation for any number of reasons. You should take time to consider how you can best keep yourself and any children as safe as possible. No matter what you decide to do, DASU will always support you. Speak to a support worker who can help you make a safety plan and assess your risk.
Not all domestic abuse leaves a mark, but if you have been physically injured, consider telling someone or make a record and share with someone you trust such as a GP or a close friend. This evidence may be useful in the future if abusive behaviour persists.
If you have someone you trust, let them know what’s happening. They may want to give you advice and tell you what you should do because they are worried about you, but you know your situation best and the decision is always yours. DASU is always here if you need advice, support or help.
Remember you are not responsible for the abuse, or for what someone else does, even if they insist that you are.