I finally had my police interview. It wasn’t a formal statement because I didn’t enough Time due to school run. But I’m definitely going back to do the statement. I was so nervous but the lady officer made me completely at ease. I know the stage after the statement is going to be difficult because he’s not going to take it well. But I felt elated today. I realized that he needs to face up to what he has done. I’m glad I took the step
Well done. You’re not on a losing battle.The more we report, although we may not feel the change, it really matters. He won’t necessarily have to know that you’ve made a statement. It took over a year before my ex was interviewed.
Abusers fill us with fear. Please seek support and counselling to reduce the fear.
Well done. It’s difficult but it gave me a sense of empowerment. Have a think about any evidence you may have. A friend you told or emails texts etc. And start gathering a support network. The national domestic abuse helpline, your local women’s aid, victim support, friends and family, your GP and some counselling. I’ve also used the Samaritans which are free to phone. Andy keep posting, it’s good to share. Power to you x