Podcast 8 - Lala Explains with Women's Aid - A Special Focus on Domestic Abuse
For this episode, we are looking at controlling and abusive relationships. Domestic abuse is often hidden behind closed doors, but for this episode we are joined by the charity Women’s Aid to bring it out into the open. We are joined by Sian Hawkins, Head of Campaigns and Public Affairs at Women’s Aid and Alex, a support worker on the National Domestic Violence Helpline which the charity runs in partnership with Refuge. Just to clarify, the charity does not endorse any products featured on this podcast or the podcast’s sponsors.
In this episode we discuss Lala's followers topics including:
What are the red flags for an abuser?
How do you move on from someone who won't let you go?
I am struggling with different information from social services and housing about what my rights are?
My partner hurts me but I am dependent on him financially and emotionally.
Do perpetrators programmes work?
My friend is in a violent relationship, how can I make her leave him?
My violent ex has a new girlfriend - should I warn her about him?
I miss my abuser even though things were awful when I was with him.
How do I handle mutual friends and family who have been charmed by the abuser and victim blame?
Can an abuser change without professional help?
My ex always put me down, how can I stop his words ringing through my head now I'm dating again?
How do you help children who have witnessed DV?
I have had 3 abusive partners - how do I break the cycle?
What legal support is available?
Why do survivors stay for so long?
How can you ever trust anyone again after an abusive relationship?
If a guy is really jealous and wants to control your every move is that domestic violence?
Is it abuse if it is physical but non-serious like slapping, pushing, grabbing etc?
Is it normal to suffer from PTSD after an abusive relationship?
I am scared to leave my abusive partner because he has threatened to commit suicide if I do.
And much more!!