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What to Do if You Are a Victim of Dating Violence

Believe in yourself. Trust your own good judgment. Know that you have the right not to be hurt. Sometimes your feelings may seem very confusing and may confuse your thinking process.

Get help. It’s hard to deal with abuse or by just telling a friend. Tell an adult you trust — a teacher, counselor, minister, or an adult friend may be a good choice. At any point in time, call Harbor House to speak to a caring, trained professional who can support you and help you explore your options.

Keep telling someone until you get the help you need!