Understanding the Cycle of Abuse


North East Region OPP is raising awareness about the domestic violence.

Officers say they want the public to know about the cycle of abuse, how to recognize it in relationships and other interpersonal situations.

They say anytime you feel like you’re ‘walking on eggshells’ and constantly trying to please the other person to no avail, that the relationship has entered the ‘tension building’ stage.

Provincial police say they are dedicated to providing support for domestic violence survivors.

Contact your local family resource centre, shelter or victim services. A toll free call can also be placed to the Assaulted Women’s Helpline at 1-866-863-0511 where your information will remain anonymous and confidential. If you are in an immediate crisis, dial 9-1-1.