Was it something I said?

One hand over their mouth, eyes closed tightly whilst their other hand waves frantically signalling to stop this conversation dead in it’s tracks before it goes any further. The fear of acknowledging this could be happening in an area where the live. This is one of many responses I have had and what caused this? A subject no one likes or wants to talk about because it is horrendous- domestic abuse.

What is domestic abuse / domestic violence ?

Abusive power with controlling manipulation and threatening behaviour. It is a repeated pattern of cycle abuse using various forms of abuse –

  • Controlling
  • Verbal
  • Emotional
  • Psychological
  • Harassment / Stalking
  • Sexual
  • Physical
  • Economic / Financial

Domestic abuse / domestic violence is also about humiliating and isolating you to keep you fearful and hidden away from all the great wonders of life and from everyone in society. Their power and control is so important to them they will go to great lengths to keep it and to keep you under their control by using any forms of abuse.

Sadly it is not going away it is global and it is goes from one relationship to another. In our lifetime it is estimated 1/4 women and 1/6 men will experience domestic abuse in an intimate relationship. It can happen to anyone from any social background in all genders.


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The more we openly talk about domestic abuse this becomes part of a regular conversation we all need to be having at work places with friends and family. By doing this we are all facing it and rising to help those who need to understand and recognise domestic abuse is unacceptable.And those who are in desperate need for help but are too afraid to ask or do not know they are being abused. Start talking about domestic abuse never be afraid to ask is this domestic abuse- you may save someone’s life.

Together we can make a difference- Stella Eden

If you are experiencing abuse or know someone who is experiencing abuse and needs help and support in England – 24 hour National Domestic Violence Helpline

                                                   T- 0808 2000 247 


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Stella is an author,speaker and the founder of Stella’s Open Road Trip & events-helping women affected by domestic abuse to reclaim their power- their inner self. After 18 years of emotional, psychological, physical and economic abuse she found the strength and courage to leave. Stella made a promise to herself that her life had to be better. And with this in her mind she set upon achieving her dream in creating the life she had always imagined. Stella was motivated by the one word she wrote on a piece of paper, this was the start of an incredible new beginning for Stella. It brought many challenges but it also showed her many things she didn’t think she was ever capable of doing and brought her to the place she always knew where she was meant to be – her true self. Stella is passionate about self discovery and transformation. Her journey brought her to writing, speaking at events & women's support groups and forming Stella’s open road trip & events. Stella discusses what helped her at Stella’s Open Road Trip– inspired to grow, positive vibes, and falling in love in life. Stella’s Open Road Trip is an epic journey- come & join the journey.

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