Most people in intimate relationships disagree from time to time, however in a healthy relationship both partners should treat each other with respect and as equals.

You should be able to express opinions and discuss concerns together. In a relationship where domestic or family violence is present things are very different, with one person using abuse and/or violence to control the other person. If you are experiencing domestic violence it is really important to get the right help and support.

Domestic Violence Action Centre is a free, confidential service, providing information, referrals and support. We understand the challenges and issues that often exist when living in a domestic or family violence situation and work with you to develop appropriate support and safety plans.

There is never an excuse for domestic and family violence. Women and children who experience abuse are not to blame or responsible for another person’s violent behaviour.