It's important to know that abuse is never your fault. And you're not alone. Sadly, huge numbers of women and girls face abuse every day. That doesn't make it acceptable.
There are lots of reasons people don’t speak out or seek support when they experience abuse. Fear. Shame. Confusion. Worried they won’t be believed or taken seriously. Being uncertain of what support is available and how this could help them. Wanting to forget it ever happened.
The trouble is, trying to cope with things alone can be really hard. So have a think about who you could tell. Whether it’s a friend, a family member or a professional, they can help you through it.