We also provide information about dating abuse to service providers, counselors, teachers and members of law enforcement.
Peer advocates can connect you to resources in your area, provide you with helpful websites, help you create a plan to stay safe or just listen to your concerns.
However, the questions we ask at the start of every conversation help us provide you with the very best possible support for your situation, and help our organization work toward our mission.
With the exceptions of the initial safety question and in some cases, your age, you never have to share any information you don’t feel comfortable sharing.
Go ahead and text your comment or question and we will reply. We can send interactive links and resources for you to access directly from your phone. Turn your text into a talk by asking an advocate for our phone number or using our chat service.
If your situation is serious, we recommend calling or chatting first. Loveisrespect Text for Help Services are sponsored by Mary Kay Inc.Always delete the conversation after you finish to ensure that no one else can access your information. Once you are, the advocate will encourage you to explain your situation.During the call, your peer advocate will work with you to come up with solutions that best meet your needs.Whether you are just leaving an abusive relationship or not sure if your relationship is unhealthy, advocates have received extensive training to help you determine the answer that best fits your life.If they suggest something that you don’t think will work for you, don’t be afraid to let them know.All conversations with peer advocates via phone, chat or text are free and confidential.You will never be asked for your name or other contact information, but an advocate may ask for your age and city to find local resources for you.As always, we at loveisrespect are concerned for your safety. Speak to a peer advocate by calling 1-866-331-9474.Please make sure you are in a safe space before you text. When you call, be prepared for the advocate to first ask if you are in a safe place to talk.Threatens future relationships and/or personal safety Physical Abuse: Physical abuse in violent dating relationships is most often inflicted in places that others cannot see it – such as on the upper arms, back, and thighs.Physical violence usually does not occur in isolation and is used after other abusive behaviors are already present in the relationship.