There is a common misconception that domestic abuse is only physical. This is not true. Abuse comes in many forms and is not always physical.
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:
Post Separation - The Challenges Ahead
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.