For example, we’re often asked: “So, what should I do?
Even behaviors that seem small can lead to more serious violence, like physical assault and rape.
Abusers often use physical violence, threats, emotional abuse, harassment, or stalking to control their boyfriend's or girlfriend's behavior. When you interact with a romantic partner, friend, or your child, make sure to show respect and appreciation for that person.
We receive a variety of questions from teens and 20-somethings all over the country. ” No relationship question is off limits, too crazy or embarrassing.
You could ask for help for yourself or for a friend in need.
Dating violence often starts with small acts, like teasing and name-calling.
People often think that these actions are a "normal" part of relationships.
Please make sure you are in a safe space before you text. When you call, be prepared for the advocate to first ask if you are in a safe place to talk.
Always delete the conversation after you finish to ensure that no one else can access your information. Once you are, the advocate will encourage you to explain your situation.
If your situation is serious, we recommend calling or chatting first. Loveisrespect Text for Help Services are sponsored by Mary Kay Inc.