Know the Laws:
UPDATED June 21, 2012
Dating violence (or relationship abuse) is a pattern of controlling behavior that someone uses against a girlfriend or boyfriend. Please visit www.loveisrespect.org or www.thatsnotcool.com for more information.
Answer the questions below. If you answer "yes" to any of them, your friend might be in an abusive relationship.
If you suspect a friend is in an abusive relationship, you might want to try talking to them to find out for sure. The loveisrespect.org website has a list of things to keep in mind when you're talking to a friend who may be experiencing dating violence. You might want to check out that site before talking to your friend. Here is the direct link: http://www.loveisrespect.org/get-help/support-for-a-friend/
It's hard to know how to talk to a friend when you think his behavior is out of control. For ideas on how to talk to your friend about his behavior go to the loveisrespect.org website: http://www.loveisrespect.org/get-help/talk-to-an-abusive-friend/. They have a list of things to keep in mind when you're talking to a friend who may be the abuser in a dating relationship.