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I Think I’m Being Abused

If you have experienced anything in your relationship that makes you uncomfortable, trust your instincts. If things don’t feel right to you, they probably aren’t. It is important to know that the abuse is not your fault. Your boyfriend or girlfriend might try to blame you for the abuse, but nothing you do makes it OK for them to hurt or control you. They are making a choice to act this way, and it’s wrong.

Photo of girl thinking.What Should I Do?

If you think you are being abused, there are lots of things you can do:

Be aware that some school and university staff may be “mandated reporters” meaning they have to report the abuse if they have enough information. If you do not want to make a formal report, you may want to ask about this before revealing too much specific information.