Abusive partners commonly try to isolate. It makes it much easier to control you if you can no longer get support from loving family or friends.

If you are wondering whether you may be being isolated by an abusive partner, ask yourself these questions:

  • Have they stopped you seeing friends they say they don't like?

  • Have they said your family is no good for you?

  • Do they behave in ways your friends find uncomfortable and "choose" not to come over any more?

  • Are you virtually imprisoned in your own home?

  • Are you only allowed to see or speak to family or friends when you're being watched or monitored?

  • Do they tell others that you're depressed or unwell and don't want to see them?

If you can answer "yes" or "maybe" to some of these, you can call us to discuss this further. 

Call our helpline on 0808 801 0500

Email our Domestic Abuse Service

We are here for you.