If you're worried that a friend is being abused, here's how to offer her the support she needs.
Teresa Parker from Women’s Aid, a charity working to end domestic violence, says, "It may be hard to know what to do or say as your friend may not want to talk about it, but let her know you've noticed something's wrong.
"Encourage her to talk. If she doesn't want to, wait and keep trying to find another quiet time to raise the subject later on."
There are some basic steps you can take to support anyone who confides in you that they're suffering domestic abuse.
Read advice for domestic abuse against men.
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