Relationships are tricky, even for adults, but for teens, relationships can be especially difficult to navigate. If you’ve ever been in an unhealthy relationship, or are experience intimate partner violence you may not know where to go for help. You may have questions about how to date in a healthy way, or how to get feedback on if your current relationship is safe, or where to go for help getting out of an abusive situation.

The organization LoveIsRespect.org has 24/7/365 support that you can access via text, online chat or phone.  According to their website:

Our trained peer advocates are available 24/7/365 to offer education, support and advocacy to teens and young adults, as well as their concerned friends and family members, who have questions or concerns about their dating relationships. We also provide information about dating abuse to service providers, counselors, teachers and members of law enforcement.

Peer advocates can connect you to resources in your area, provide you with helpful websites, help you create a plan to stay safe or just listen to your concerns. All conversations with peer advocates via phone, chat or text are free and confidential. You will never be asked for your name or other contact information, but an advocate may ask for your age and city to find local resources for you.

If you have any questions or concerns about your dating relationship, ASK! No questions is to big or small. LoveIsRespect helps answer questions such as:

“So, what should I do?”
“Is this abuse?”
“Will he ever change?”
“How can I get her to stop?”

If you need help

TEXT* loveis to 22522 – CALL* 1.866.331.9474  –  CHAT* online at loveisrespect.org