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Chlo Winfield - To help young people spot the signs of an abusive relationship - Bristol

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Name: Chlo Winfield
Age: 18
Year of the Fix: 2015
Location: Bristol
Campaign: To help young people spot the signs of an abusive relationship

I’ve experienced emotional and psychological abuse in a relationship.

It happened when I was younger. I met someone online and had no reason to believe anything would go wrong – he was so loving to begin with.

But then things changed. He started getting really angry and calling me names. He’d shout at me, accuse me of things I hadn’t done and he’d even threaten suicide to exercise control over me.

As I was new to relationships, I wasn’t aware that this wasn’t normal and it destroyed my self-esteem.

I isolated myself, stopped seeing my friends and didn’t attend school. Eventually I went to the police and he was convicted of harassment.

With Fixers, I want to help other young people recognise when a partner is becoming abusive so they know to leave an unhealthy relationship.

No-one should have to put up with threatening behaviour. They should be encouraged to acknowledge the problem before it gets worse.

Julia Nibloe, Brook Services Bristol

Julia Nibloe supports my Fix. She agreed to be interviewed to appear in my broadcast piece.


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