Dating violence facts you shoud know
Below we’ve compiled some common questions, with responses from both survivors and friends of survivors. It can be hard to figure out if your friend’s relationship is abusive.“I think my friend might be in an abusive relationship. Know first that abusers are often very charming and skilled at masking their abuse.Since no two relationships are the same what is just annoying behavior in one relationship could be abusive in another.Supporting a friend through an abusive relationship is hard.
If you don’t want to talk to a stranger, find someone you trust, such as a family member, close friend or even a school counselor, and talk to them about your relationship.You can’t force your friend to see that they are in an abusive relationship or get them to leave their abuser.They will have to come to their own realization and this will take time.Often they can look particularly committed to their partners and it can be hard to recognize that “commitment” as something unhealthy or abusive.Recognize that anyone (regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, or class) can be an abuser, and that abuse can be emotional, psychological, sexual, physical, or financial in nature — or some combination of these.