Domestic violence and abuse affects women across every area of society and can take many different forms (physical, sexual, emotional/psychological, economic, intimidation/threats, isolation). Most importantly, domestic abuse is NEVER YOUR FAULT. There are resources and support available in many countries.
Below, I have listed and linked the contact details for organizations that will help you. Details are usually in the form of a national helpline or sometimes state-level services. All helplines are 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, unless otherwise noted.
These organizations will believe you and be able to provide advice, information about safe refuges (yes, these exist!), referrals to local agencies, safety planning, etc. They will not force you to leave your relationship if you are not ready. I will try to keep these details current and add to them periodically. Also keep in mind that your abuser may be monitoring your phone/computer, including your location, phone calls, messages, and internet activity.
If you are in immediate danger, always use your local emergency number and call the police.
National Sexual Assault, Domestic & Family Violence Counselling Service - 1800 737 732. Online chat service is also available.
ACT Domestic Violence Crisis Service - (02) 6280 0900.
NSW Domestic Violence Line - 1800 65 64 63.
QLD DV Connect - 1800 811 811.
VIC Safe Steps Family Violence Response Phone Line - 1800 015 188.
WA Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline - 1800 007 339 OR (08) 9223 1188.
SA Domestic Violence Crisis Line - 1800 800 098.
TAS Family Violence Counselling and Support Service - 1800 608 122. Operates 9am to midnight weekdays, and 4pm to midnight weekends/public holidays.
Domestic and Sexual Violence Helpline - 0808 802 1414.
Republic of Ireland
Women’s Aid National Freephone Helpline - 1800 341 900.
Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline - 0800 027 1234.
United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland and Nth Ireland)
National Domestic Violence Helpline - 0808 2000 247.
Live Fear Free Helpline - 0808 801 0800. Or text: 078600 77 333.