In relation to a recent problem published in Irish Country Living, “You never forget abuse – I feel that God let me down”, we have received the following letters from women in similar situations sharing their experiences. Thank you both for taking the time to reach out.

If anybody is going through a similar difficult situation in their marriage/relationship, there are services that can provide a confidential listening ear and support; for example, Women’s Aid operates a 24 hour National Freefone Helpline on 1800-341-900. For men who are experiencing abuse in their relationship, there are also services available, including www.anyman.ie