Controlling Behaviour

Sometimes people might try and control what you do, where you go or who you see.

This sort of control is generally considered to be a form of emotional abuse. It is often a gradual process which will end up with you being isolated from your friends and family.

In a healthy, respectful relationship your partner will not try and control what you do, where you go, or who you see.

Controlling behaviour and emotional abuse are examples of family violence under the Family Law Act 1975.

If you are, or have been, in a controlling relationship, there are services who can help you.  If you have any questions, need assistance or a referral to an appropriate service, you can contact Legal Aid Tasmania.