Domestic Violence Support Groups Cheshire

Domestic violence can be very traumatic and reaching out to support groups can help victims find comfort in a community of other people who have gone through the same experiences. Continue reading to learn more about domestic violence support groups and get information on local companies and providers that will help you in your search.

Dixon Keogh Johnson
01606 861002
400-404 High Street
David Lago & Co
01270 504850
Imperial Chambers
Frodshams Solicitors
01744 626600
19 Hardshaw Street
St Helens
A Penman
0161 4806551
49-51 Wellington Road South
Rigby & Co
01270 766550
34 Crewe Road
Holland Knight
0161 4563999
139 Lisburne Lane
Law Office Of Paul D'Ambrogio
01244 380380
121A Saughall Road
Higgins & Co
0151 6535222
10-12 Whetstone Lane
Maddocks Clarke
0161 9298494
Fairbank House
R E Flower
01625 432127
11-13 Church Street
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Domestic Violence

Domestic Abuse

Domestic violence has long been a hidden crime - something that families coped with because they felt too ashamed to talk about it or could not find the help they needed. Domestic violence is a continuing pattern of aggressive behaviour by one person towards another within a relationship. Although it is more commonly women (as many as one in four) who are the victims of domestic violence, men also suffer from domestic violence, at the hands of both men and women. Two women each week and up to 30 men in a year actually lose their lives through domestic violence.

Domestic violence does not have to be physical, some people never experience physical attacks but suffer years of psychological, sexual or emotional abuse. This can be just as damaging as physical abuse.

Abusers are often highly manipulative, making the person subject to the abuse feel worthless and incapable of sustaining a life without the abuser. The long term effect is a total loss of confidence and the abused person loses their sense of self - which is why many people do not leave these abusive relationships. On average there will have been 35 previous assaults before a victim calls the police.

The abuse does not have to happen every day. It may only happen infrequently but the first sign of any kind of abuse is an indicator of potentially serious, long term consequences.

Unfortunately, domestic violence can affect any relationship, regardless of how much you earn, how educated you are or how long you have been together. However, research shows that abusive relationships are often passed down through families and generations - the abused becomes the abuser.

Domestic violence of any kind is about one person's desire to have control over another person. If you are in this situation or know someone who is experiencing domestic violence then our section Addressing Domestic Abuse contains help, support and advice.

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