Abusive relationships

An abusive relationship is when someone has power and control over you or another person. They may make you feel worthless, threaten you or be violent towards you. Abusive relationships can be very confusing, as you may still love the person abusing you and want to make them happy.

This content has been written for children and young people. If you’re looking for information for over 18s, visit our Types of Crime information about abuse.