“you’d only understand if you were in it, it is impossible to explain”

This interview with Alex Skeel sheds light into female to male domestic abuse which is often overlooked and seriously misunderstood (this landmark case is the UK’s first conviction for coercive control involving a female offender). An abuser seeks to control all aspects of another person’s life by taking over finances, making threats, keeping their victims isolated, injuring them physically and emotionally. It is a constant chipping away of a person’s sense of self that leaves the victim feeling vulnerable, helpless, and hopeless.

Such cruelty is difficult to fathom and a female abuser knows this works to their advantage. After all, who would believe it?

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