We all have the right to draw a line that should not be crossed in our relationships.
Many of us find relationships confusing at times. Sometimes we feel insecure or uncertain. Dating violence isn't an argument every once in a while, or a bad mood after a bad day.
Relationships should give love, respect, nurturing and appreciation. Exposure to any kind of abuse for a long time can damage a person's physical and emotional health.
Dating violence (or relationship abuse) is a pattern of violent behavior that someone uses against a girlfriend or boyfriend.
Dating violence doesn't have to be physical. It can include verbal and emotional abuse—constant insults, isolation from friends and family, name calling, controlling what someone wears—and it can also include sexual abuse.
Dating violence can occur at any age no matter what race or religion, no matter your education. Dating violence also occurs in same-sex relationships.
You are not alone and you desrve to be treated with respect.
If you want to talk or need help for you or a friend, reach out.
Love is Respect advocates are trained on issues related to dating abuse and healthy relationships, as well as crisis intervention. They can listen to your situation, assess how you’re feeling in the moment, and help you identify what next steps may be best for you.
The Trevor Project
Support and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning youth by text, call or chat.
thetrevorproject.org | 1-866-488-7386
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Domestic violence support through call or chat
thehotline.org | 1-800-799-7233
Find support by talking to an advocate at your local program. Find a list on the ANDVSA website.
andvsa.org | (907) 586 - 3650