Domestic abuse means far more than violence - PCC blogs

The PCC writes about public misconceptions of domestic abuse - and the psychological harm caused by coercive and controlling behaviour.

Martyn underhill writes: "Abusers manipulate their victims psychologically, sometimes making serious threats, such as saying that they will kill themselves if their partner ever leaves.

"The abuse can go on for years, with victim being ground down emotionally – their torment invisible to the outside world..."


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