Leading a double life is abuse
This is a significant moment in our history and the beginning of better Police and CPS understanding of this insidious behaviour.
Anyone considering reporting an abusive partner to police for leading a double life should clearly state the crime is coercive control and watch the YouTube video of Professor Evan Stark explaining Coercive Control to Surrey Police in preparation.
She describes the Conservative government's agenda for the year ahead and includes courts work better for all those that engage with them including victims of domestic abuse (4mins 52)
Met with local MP Kwasi Kwarteng who supported the ambition to find other victims and campaign for change.
Campaign started after watching MP Rosie Duffield give an emotional speech in the Commons about her personal experience of domestic violence saying sometimes there are no bruises. She encouraged others to come forward.
Victims all report a consistent theme - the perpetrator pursued a campaign of dominance.
A grieving widow discovers that her seemingly ideal husband lived many secret lives. True story portraying life changing impact.
When his wife is killed in a car crash, Professor Jonah Murray discovers she had been leading a secret life.
Tone deaf 'comedy' portraying abuser as a 'philandering' travel writer attempting to balance his two family lives.