Are you in an abusive relationship?

By Kaitlyn Kohler
February 13, 2013

Does your boyfriend or girlfriend:

  • Have a history of bad relationships or past violence?
  • Always blame his or her problems on other people?
  • Blame you for “making” him or her treat you badly?
  • Try to use drugs or alcohol to get you alone when you don’t want to be?
  • Try to control you by being bossy, not taking your opinion seriously, or making all of the decisions about who you see or what you wear?
  • Talk about people in sexual ways or talk about sex like it’s a game or contest?
  • Pressure you to have or force you to have unprotected sex?
  • Constantly text you or call you to find out where you are and who you’re with? You might think that’s about caring, but it’s really about controlling your relationship.

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might be in an abusive relationship. Talk to your parents or another adult family member, a school counselor or teacher, or the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (1-800-799-7233) or the National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline at 1-866-331-9474.

Remember, you’re not alone. Talking really does help. And without help, the violence will only get worse.

 

ALL info found at: http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/tc/domestic-violence-teen-relationship-abuse

Kaitlyn Kohler

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