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Jun 12, 2010
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by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Your instincts are superb. This boy exhibits the classic signs of an abuser. He's controlling her and isolating her. That is NOT a healthy relationship. Your friend is wrong in her thinking. She doesn't understand what's actually happening to her. She's wrong to say that if you were a friend you'd support her decision. Don't ever support a decision that could land a friend in harm's way. In truth, you're the best kind of friend on the planet because you see the danger she's in and you won't allow it to go unchecked. The violence WILL escalate over time. E is wrapped up in the cycle of violence. Band together with all your shared friends to make sure they know what's going on with E. If you can't convince her of what kind of a relationship she is really in, turn to a school counsellor. Keep telling your parents and hers. All too often parents don't take dating violence seriously, but it definitely NEEDS to be taken very seriously. And contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233). They have advocates available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week who can provide crisis intervention, escape planning, information and referrals to victims or anyone calling on their behalf. You can visit their website by copying & pasting the following URL into your browser: http://www.ndvh.org/ Your friend IS in danger, even though she doesn't realize it. You are NOT crazy. What you are is a fantastic friend. Thank you for sharing your friend's story with my visitors and me.

Darlene Barriere: author. speaker. survivor. coach.
Darlene Barriere
Webmaster: www.child-abuse-effects.com
author. speaker. survivor. coach
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