Are you in an abusive relationship?

if you think it's your fault or you deserve it YOU DON'T!!

What is abuse?

  • Abuse can be physical, emotional, or sexual. Physical abuse means any form of violence, such as hitting, punching, pulling hair, and kicking.
  • Emotional abuse (stuff like teasing, bullying, and humiliating others) can be difficult to recognize because it doesn't leave any visible scars. Threats, intimidation, putdowns, and betrayal are all harmful forms of emotional abuse that can really hurt
  • Sexual abuse can happen to anyone, guy or girl. It's never right to be forced into any type of sexual experience that you don't want.

Signs of an abusive relationship

If you ever once have fear from your partner, thats usually the first warning signs. Having to constantly watch what you say and/or do to avoid a huge scene. Your partner might want to control you, always check up on you way to much and must know where you are at all times. GET OUT OF THAT RELATIONSHIP IF THIS FITS YOUR DESCRIPTION.

Love is not abuse

  • Violent behavior typically begins between the ages of 12 and 18.
  • One in three women experience at least one physical assault by a partner during adulthood.
  • Young women ages 19-29 reported more violence by intimates than any other age group.

who to call when in need

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY) – A crisis intervention and referral phone line for domestic violence. (Texas Council on Family Violence)
  • State Coalition List – Directory of state offices that can help you find local support, shelter, and free or low-cost legal services. Includes all U.S. states, as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. (National Coalition Against Domestic Violence)
  • Help for Victims, Family and Friends – Where to find help if you or someone you know is being abused. (NYS Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence)

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