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If you or a friend or a victim of relationship violence, get help! Things can change and no one deserves to be hurt. Free and confidential services are available.

Campus and Community Resources

Helping a Friend

If you think a friend is being abused:

  • Listen to what your friend has to say, let your friend know you care.
  • Let them know you are concerned, be specific. Talk about incidents you have observed and not the relationship in general.
  • Offer to get more information. Let your friend know these situations generally do not get better by themselves.
  • Be patient, most people leave several times before they are able to separate permanently.
  • Let them know they are not alone; one out of five college students have reported at least one incident of abuse in their relationships.
  • Get help from resources on campus and in the community, do not attempt to deal with this by yourself.

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