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About Dating Abuse

What is Dating Abuse?

Am I Abusing My Partner?

You may think your behavior is normal or that you and your boyfriend or girlfriend just fight a lot, but you could be abusing them.  This is true even if you have never hit them.  Here are some questions to help you decide:

With your boyfriend or girlfriend, do you:

Has This Happened To You?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you might want to speak to a counselor at your school, talk to your parents or another trusted adult (like a teacher or coach), or call your local domestic violence program; NYS Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotline at 1-800-942-6906 (English) or 1-800-942-6908 (Spanish), to talk with someone there about dating abuse.

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