Resources for unhealthy relationship

If you feel bad or unsafe, trust your instinct (it is probably right) and listen to your instinct (take steps to protect yourself).

The National Domestic Violence Hotline is 1-800-799-7233. Anyone can call anytime.
The website also has many resources, for friends and family, LGBT, immigration, abusers, etc.

Warning signs of an unhealthy relationship in several different languages:

http://beautycares.org/signsofdomesticviolence/

Resources regarding abusers can be found at this list.

A few good places to start if you want to learn to identify an abusive relationship:

http://www.theredflagcampaign.org/
On this page check out:

http://www.theredflagcampaign.org/index.php/dating-violence/your-relationship-is-healthy-if/

http://www.theredflagcampaign.org/index.php/dating-violence/red-flags-for-abusive-relationships/

http://www.theredflagcampaign.org/index.php/dating-violence/examining-your-relationship/

 

For emotional abuse: (this site also has lots of other great resources, but blog posts may contain triggers)

http://www.bandbacktogether.com/emotional-abuse-resources/


For Teens:

http://kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/relationships/abuse.html

http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/tc/domestic-violence-teen-relationship-abuse

http://www.loveisrespect.org/dating-basics/dating-basics


Very detailed:

http://www.helpguide.org/mental/domestic_violence_abuse_types_signs_causes_effects.htm


Inclusive w/ specific resources for immigrant, same sex and PWD:

http://stoprelationshipabuse.org/educated/what-is-relationship-abus/


Awesome resource for non-hetero or non-cis people/relationships:

http://stoprelationshipabuse.org/educated/same-gender-relationships/

http://stoprelationshipabuse.org/educated/same-gender-relationships/power-and-control-tactics-used-in-same-gender-relationships/

breaking down the myth of mutual abusehttp://www.vawnet.org/Assoc_Files_VAWnet/ThoughtsonMutualAbuse.pdf

this site also has a ton of great resources such as feminism 101 and a primer on rape culture.

To help someone else:

http://www.theredflagcampaign.org/index.php/dating-violence/helping-a-friend/

Safety Assesment:

http://www.vsdvalliance.org/secGetHelp/gethelpplanning.html

Online Safety/ Protecting your information

https://www.facebook.com/notes/oriana-thyme/cybersecurity-resources/10152737160675787

Healing:

http://www.vsdvalliance.org/secGetHelp/gethelphealing.html

Understanding why people stay:

http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/10/opinion/steiner-domestic-violence/index.html

http://www.loveisrespect.org/is-this-abuse/why-do-people-stay-in-abusive-relationships

http://www.racsjc.org/forms/abuse/Why_People_Stay_in_Abusive_Relationships.pdf

Potentially very triggering (also very inclusive queer/trans/kinky friendly) resource on why people stay in abusive relationships, also one of the best I’ve seen so far:http://pervocracy.blogspot.com/2011/07/why-does-she-stay-with-that-jerk.html

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