You have the right to a healthy relationship.

There is no excuse for your partner to be emotionally, mentally or physically abusive to you. You deserve better.

You deserve a relationship based on respect and equality at every age.

Dating violence isn’t just one argument or a bad mood after a bad day. Dating or relationship violence is a pattern of unacceptable behavior where someone is aggressive towards his or her significant other. Abuse doesn’t have to be physical. It can include verbal insults, belittling comments, isolation from friends and family, controlling behavior, and more. It can happen to anyone, any age, any ethnicity, any lifestyle choice.

1 in 3 teenagers experience physical violence in their dating relationships.

40% of teenage girls ages 14 to 17 report knowing someone their age who has been hit or beaten by a boyfriend.

On average, violent relationships begin at age 15.

Be there to support your friend.

If you know someone who is in an abusive relationship, encourage them to call our 24/7 Hotline. If you witness abuse in action, call 911 immediately.

Being abused by your partner is NEVER your fault.

We are here to help you and support you.

214-946-HELP (4357)