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If you have questions or concerns about your relationship you can get help and answers now by contacting Laura’s House by phone or through Heart Chat.
Having a friend who is being abused by a partner is frustrating and sad. The following are some tips to keep in mind if you suspect that your friend is in an abusive relationship:
Most adolescents that break up with an abuser make up at least SEVEN times. This is the average number of times a victim will leave and return. You must keep this in mind when trying to help. Breaking up and making up is very dangerous for the victim as most homicide victims are killed during the first 72 hours after the break up. This is why it is so important to formulate a Safety Plan.
Laura's House 24 Toll Free Hotline: (866) 498-1511
Laura's House Counseling and Resource Center: (949) 361-3775
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