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We want to help you understand what Domestic Abuse is and what has helped other people survive and thrive

These stories are all true. All names and identifying details have been changed. People have told their stories in the hope that they will help others who are being abused.

Femi

I came into refuge last year after police were called by my neighbour. My partner had beaten me for over 4 hours – I

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Huma

From the beginning of my marriage, my husband hit me. I was treated like a slave. He was controlling and jealous, would spend our

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Liam

We supported Liam in our safehouse after the family had fled from violence at home. Liam barely spoke to anyone. Liam had been told

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Liz

I have been married for 40 years. My generation believe that once you are married you should stay together no matter what. I thought

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Olly

My relationship quickly turned sour – my partner made accusations, threats and there was physical violence. One night she attacked me with a knife

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Kamara

Kamara came to our refuge after being supported to apply for the DDVC (Destitution Domestic Violence Concession). Kamara was referred to Slough Immigration Aid

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