Love Island’s Malin Andersson felt ‘shame’ for staying with abusive ex after he ‘beat her up’ – Mirror Online

Malin Andersson has opened up about recovering from being in an abusive relationship.

The Love Island, 27, star admitted she felt "shame" for staying with her ex boyfriend after he was physically violent.

She told OK! magazine : "All of this gave me feelings of helplessness, anxiety, depression, shame and worry."

"He'd beat me up and the next day I'd forget it because I wanted to be with him," Malin added.

Malin was speaking to the publication as part of its Closet Clear Out Campaign, which encourages readers to clear out their wardrobe and donate to domestic abuse charity Refuge.

Refuge has reported a 50 per cent inrease in calls to its helpline and online requests for help have increased by 400 per cent since the coronavirus lockdown began.

Malin admitted she is still feeling the psychological effects of the abuse she suffered.

"The psychological impact is horrible. There are triggers to this day." she added.

Malin continued: "I think the emotional damage can actually be worse than the physical.

"I get flashbacks, I have post-traumatic stress disorder, I hear noises at night and still call friends to stay over because I hate being alone.

"I retrace memories constantly of different scenarios where beatings took place."

Malin shot to fame when she starred in the second series of Love Island, which aired in 2016.

She has opened up about her struggles with her mental health after the tragic death of her daughter Consy last year.

Consy was born premature with a heart condition and lived for just one month.

If youre in need of help, dont suffer in silence. Call the Refuge Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247. Its staffed 24 hours a day, every day of the year, with a dedicated team of experts on hand to offer help and advice. If youre in immediate danger, call the police on 999. If you cant talk and are on a mobile, press 55 when prompted and youll be connected to the local police force who will help without the need for you to speak.

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