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Everyone in a family should feel safe and nurtured. Any behaviour that makes someone else feel controlled and fearful is never OK.

A healthy family and relationship is based on trust & support. But in some relationships one person uses power and fear to control the other. These relationships are emotionally abusive and can become extremely unsafe.

Violence is used to:

Stop someone doing something
Make someone do something, or
Punish someone for doing something

People choose to be violent to get their own way.
Violence is not just about hitting or punching, it’s about power and control.  

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