Believe your friend. Many times, a person who has been hurt will tell a friend first. What you say to your friend is IMPORTANT. Don’t blame or doubt what your friend shares with you.
Be a good listener. Listen for feelings. Do your best not to ask questions or interrogate your friend. Encourage your friend to get help. Talking to a trusted adult together is a good first step. Help your friend think of choices they have for dealing with the relationship.
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