Teens and young adults also experience violence in their relationships. Many times, it is subtle and may go unnoticed. Regardless of how intimate a relationship may be, it is important to recognize the signs of violence from a young age.
A healthy relationship requires safe communication, trust, boundaries and mutual respect from both partners. It may even seem like a relationship has all of those qualities. Even though it feels like a healthy situation, things like telling you what to wear, not letting you hang out with friends, calling you names or pressuring you into uncomfortable sexual situations are dating violence signs that should not be ignored.
Someone that is experiencing dating violence may not realize it, or they may be too afraid to leave the relationship. If you know someone in this situation, support them. If you are experiencing dating violence and want help, contact us. We’re here for you.
If you have experienced violence, we are here to help. When you are ready to contact us, we will listen and assist with your individual needs. We have safe spaces so that you can find refuge and different programs to help encourage healing. We even offer resources to people that want to help their loved ones. Most importantly, we want to empower everyone to make the best choices for themselves.
Let’s talk. We are here to listen.
Call our 24-hour Crisis Hopeline at 915.593.7300 or 1.800.727.0511.
Find helpful services at the Family Resource Center.
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El Paso, Texas 79915
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