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12th May 2016

Women are sharing their stories of abusive relationships with this powerful hashtag

This is important.

Social media is a wonderful tool to help raise awareness and inspire action when it comes to making real change in the world.

Twitter especially is great to bring people together for a common cause, whether that’s fighting racism, sexism, or in this case, raising awareness about the different kinds of abusive relationships people have experienced.

#MaybeHeDoesntHitYou has been trending recently, and the stories being shared on Twitter by users show how abusive and dangerous relationships may not be just physical.

It’s something often overlooked, but the mental damage of an abusive relationship is just as devastating.

Abusive relationships also include emotional manipulation and abuse, controlling your partner, and using blackmail to make your partner feel guilty for trying to escape the unhealthy relationship.

Regardless of your gender, there are organisations out there to help those in abusive relationships.

If you, or someone you know, is affected by domestic violence, contact Women’s Aid on 1800 341 900 /, Cosc or Safe Ireland on 090 6479078/[email protected]