Domestic abuse and difficult parental relationships are two separate things, but it can sometimes be hard to work out if your relationship is abusive or in a difficult place.
As a general guide, if your relationship with your partner, former partner or a member of your family is abusive:
- they will want to hold all the power and control
- you might be fearful of them
- you may notice patterns in their abuse
Help is available for those who are or have experienced domestic abuse.
Find out more about what domestic abuse is.
Find help for those who have experienced domestic abuse.