Daisy’s story – Part 1

Part 1: Daisy talks about how her dad abused her mum.

Daisy talks about how her dad abused her mum.
“Hiya, my name is Daisy, I’m 22 years old and when I was younger my mum was abused by my dad. It was all physical abuse but there was a lot of mental abuse in there as well so… I think I got the brunt of the mental abuse if you like, he was never was really particularly violent with me, it was more my mum. But I was probably about ten years old when I realised what was going on, I realised that something wasn’t quite right.
I just remember being ten, being scared, obviously with your mum and dad shouting. There were numerous times when things would get really, really bad and the police had to be called on numerous occasions just to come and sort him out and take him away, things like that.
Like I said, everything is just better now, it’s just a case of making other people aware as well that it does go on, it’s not your fault, and quite often there isn’t a lot you can do about it. But with the internet and everything now you can learn a lot more about it and read about other people’s experiences and things like that, I’ve met other people who’ve gone through similar things and it stops you feeling so alone.”