Abuse in close relationships
Abuse is a form of violence when someone hurts you, or does or says things to make you upset. It is abuse in close relationships when the person abusing is a relative or is closely connected to you. It can be your current or former spouse or partner, a family member, or caregiver. Abuse occurs regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, ethnicity or any other reason. Violence comes in many forms.
You can contact emergency services if you suspect that you or somebody you know is being abused.
Can you recognise abuse?
Read stories about people in various difficult situations and see if you can recognise abuse.
It's always best to tell someone how you feel. Here are available resources in Iceland if you need help, whether it is for yourself or someone you know.
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