How to help a friend who is being abused

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Whether you suspect that a friend or family member is being abused or you witnessed someone being abused, you can take steps to help.

How to help a friend who is being abused | womenshealth.gov Whether you suspect that a friend or family member is being abused or you witnessed someone being abused, you can take steps to help. What are signs that someone may be abused? Their partner insults them in front of other people. They are constantly worried about making their partner angry. They make excuses for their partner's behavior. Their partner is extremely jealous or possessive. They have unexplained marks or injuries. They've stopped spending time with friends and family. They are depressed or anxious, or you notice changes in their personality. If you think your friend or family member is being abused, be supportive by listening to them and asking questions about how they're doing. The person being abused may not be ready or able to leave the relationship right now. How can I help someone who is being abused? Knowing or thinking that someone you care about is in a violent relationship can be very hard. You may fear for her safety -- and maybe for good reason. You may want to rescue her or insist she leave, but every adult must make her own decisions. Each situation is different, and the people involved are all different too. Set up a time to talk.
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