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Stories about abuse from young people

Stories about abuse from young people

Stories about abuse from young people

Stories about abuse from young people

Andrea: I felt like I was walking on eggshells around him because literally anything I said or did could upset him.

Ann: When I tried to leave him, he told me that he had a gun and was going to commit suicide.

Isabella: My parents are Italian and are quite religious, they don’t believe in sex before marriage. I didn’t really want to do it, it was my first time and I was really stressed out about it. He’d say ‘I don’t think you really love me, because you don’t want to have sex with me.

Amy: I went and stayed with my family and they helped me and are still helping me through it all. This is the hardest thing I have ever had to deal with in my entire life.

Samantha: My friend had an abusive boyfriend. She and I had been friends for four years so I could tell when something was bothering her.

Jacq: That day I called my mum and then I left him, I was so ashamed. My reason for not telling before was so that no one would be angry with him.

  • If you are in danger call 000 or contact the police in your state or territory.
  • For confidential crisis support in Victoria, information and accommodation please call the safe steps 24/7 family violence response line on 1800 015 188. If it is unsafe to call, email
  • For confidential phone help and referral in Australia, please contact 1800 RESPECT on 1800 737 732, the National Sexual Assault, Family and Domestic Violence Counselling Line.
  • For free information, support, and referrals for all LGBTIQA+ Victorians, friends and family call Rainbow Door on 1800 729 367 or text 0480 017 246.
  • For support for men, call Men's Referral Service on 1300 766 491.