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If you answered YES to any of these questions, you may be in an abusive relationship, and it may be time for you to ask for help.
Contact Escale MadaVic at all times.
You have the right to live without violence!
What if it was more than a fight?
Is jealousy a sign of love?
Am I ashamed of my relationship?
If you answered YES to any of these questions, know that there is NO excuse for violence.
If you need to talk to better understand your situation, consult the
Remember that sexual assault is a crime.
In case of emergency, call 911
What is sexual abuse?
Using force, threats or pressure to have sex or perform sexual acts; making someone feel ashamed of their sexuality or sexual orientation; not respecting someone’s private personal and sexual life.
These are words or actions of a sexual nature committed against another person without their consent.
• Kisses that are sexual in nature
• Unwanted touching
• Sexual harassment
• Rape (gang rape)
• Several others…
The assault may be committed by a co-worker, employer, friend, spouse, family member, acquaintance, or stranger.
• Anxiety, shame, guilt
• Feeling helpless
• Loss of confidence and low self-esteem
• Nightmares or sleep disorders
• Eating disorders
• Difficulties in trusting others
• Difficulties in relationships
• Suicidal ideation
• Social isolation
• Lack of emotion
• Flashback (reliving events)
• Abnormal, dysfunctional or non-existing sexuality
• Drug or alcohol abuse
• Running away
• The right to say no
• The right to choose
• The right to refuse
• The right not to be afraid to say no
Staying true to who you are is a good sign that you are in a healthy relationship. Changing so that someone loves you won’t last long and will only upset people who know you, like your friends and family.
Couples who are honest feel more comfortable talking about certain things concerning their relationship, including problems and concerns. Being afraid to talk to your partner or feeling pressured to talk about your deepest secrets are signs that your relationship is unhealthy.
Respect is the key to a healthy romantic relationship. When people respect each other, they support each other and listen to each other’s concerns. They treat themselves with respect and refuse to do things they disagree with.
Trust means being able to rely on someone. It’s knowing that the person will keep their promises and tell you the truth. Trust implies the feeling that this person will support you and pay attention to you, in addition to having your interests at heart.
Support and listening
Does she come to your baseball games? Does he ask you how your math exam went? Does she listen to you when you’re stressed about something and need to talk? These are signs of support and are an important aspect of a healthy loving relationship. Support means feeling that someone takes care of us and respects us.
You don’t have to talk all the time, but you have to stay in touch, especially when it comes to things that are important to you in a romantic relationship. A lack of communication can make you feel isolated or confused about your boyfriend’s or girlfriend’s feelings. Remember that part of effective communication is asking the other person what they think and feel and listening to them when they have something to say.
If you feel threatened in any way, you are not in a healthy romantic relationship. Feeling safe includes the emotional side as well as the physical side. You should feel that your boyfriend or girlfriend will not try to hurt you, whether emotionally or physically.
Equality keeps the relationship safe and equitable. Being equal in the relationship means sharing power. For example, not telling the other person what to do. Equality can also be about sharing efforts. If you have to be available for your boyfriend or girlfriend 24/7, but they can’t find the time to call you, your relationship may be unequal.
Developed by Escale MadaVic Inc. (2016)