Coercive Control & Post Separation Abuse
There is a common misconception that domestic abuse is only physical. The idea is that if your partner is not violent, then they are not abusive. That physical abuse is the worst kind, and other forms of abuse are not as severe.
Preferring to be by yourself
Lack of empathy
Mums In Need recognises that coercive control is often an invisible form of abuse. We understand that this type of abuse is likely to continue after the relationship has ended. We refer to this abuse as post separation abuse.
Post Separation Abuse:
Post separation abuse refers to patterns of abuse that persists after a relationship has ended. This is particularly apparent when a victim of abuse shares a child or children with the perpetrator. Co-parenting with an abuser is more likely under these circumstances and can be exhausting for the victim. Here is an informative video created by Survivor Family Network on recognising the 7 signs of post-separation abuse:
We are here to support the women who have left an abusive relationship but are still suffering on-going abuse once the relationship has ended.