Love Island's Malin Andersson posts harrowing image of bruise to 'raise awareness for domestic violence' 4 weeks ago

Love Island's Malin Andersson posts harrowing image of bruise to 'raise awareness for domestic violence'

Warning: the image may prove upsetting for some readers

Love Island's Malin Andersson has taken to Instagram in a bid to raise awareness for domestic violence.

The reality TV star said that at the moment, her own experience is too raw to share in detail but she will open up once she comes to terms with the situation.

"So I wanted to share this post with you all as it’s NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH. It’s all a bit raw for me but I wanted to raise awareness for domestic abuse.

"I just want to post traits and warning signs so you can recognise them before it’s too late. I will open up fully and share my story once I come to terms with it all and I hope you understand.

Malin also discussed the fact that domestic violence impacts so many and that it can manifest itself in many ways, it's not limited to physical abuse.

"Domestic violence affects millions, both women and men, of every race, religion, culture and status. It’s not just punches and black eyes; it’s yelling, humiliation, stalking, manipulation, coercion, threats and isolation. It’s stealing a paycheck, keeping tabs online, non-stop texting, constant use of the silent treatment, or calling someone stupid so often they believe it".

Here's hoping the brave words she has shared will help others in the same situation.

 

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⚠️ *TRIGGER WARNING* ⚠️ So I wanted to share this post with you all as it’s NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH. It’s all a bit raw for me but I wanted to raise awareness for domestic abuse. I just want to post traits and warning signs so you can recognise them before it’s too late. I will open up fully and share my story once I come to terms with it all and I hope you understand. Domestic violence affects millions, both women and men, of every race, religion, culture and status. It’s not just punches and black eyes; it’s yelling, humiliation, stalking, manipulation, coercion, threats and isolation. It’s stealing a paycheck, keeping tabs online, non-stop texting, constant use of the silent treatment, or calling someone stupid so often they believe it. Traits of a narcissist: Grandiosity Lack of empathy Emotionless Self perception of being unique Needing continual admiration Sense of entitlement Exploitive of others Envious of others Pompous and arrogant demeanour Very good at acting ?Now I will write about FEELINGS when involved in a narcassistic relationship? - Feeling not good enough / lack of worth - Self-doubt and second guessing - Chronically apologetic - Confusion and as though you are losing your mind - Helplessness and hopelessness - Sadness and depression - Feelings of anxiousness, shame, worry - Unsettled - Mental and emotional exhaustion Women’s aid hotline - 0808 2000 247 I also recommend the FREEDOM COURSE which has helped me massively. ‘ONCE YOU CHOOSE HOPE, ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE.’ @womens_aid

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Earlier this year, Malin lost her baby daughter Consy at four weeks old. The little girl had been born seven weeks premature and lost her fight for life in January.

If you have been affected by any of the issues raised in this article, contact Women's Aid 24 hours a day on 1800 341 900.