Cumbria Police have spoken to a victim of domestic abuse who found the courage to tell us her story to help people get out of an abusive relationship.
Hear her story below and click here to spot the signs of controlling methods that the victim wanted to highlight, from her experience, in hope that sharing these might help someone.
To listen to the full story all together - click here
Getting help and support for domestic violence
If you feel you are, or have been a victim of domestic abuse, or are concerned for someone’s welfare please contact police by reporting online here, on 101. Always dial 999 in an emergency.
Victims will be believed, reports of domestic abuse will be fully investigated with an open mind, and we will also work to bring offenders to justice.
For more information and advice - click here
Don't suffer in silence, help and support is always available.