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Teens suffering in an abusive relationship should also be encouraged to explore other methods to empower themselves like joining a support group, taking the courage to call a crisis line or applying for a protection order.
If you are unsure of what to do, start by meeting with you school or university's counselor immediately.
In school, victims should endeavor to be with others rather than isolate themselves.
It is also important to openly talk with friends regarding an abusive relationship so they are aware of what is going on and can provide support.
Rather, it must be viewed as something courageous on your part for taking the first big step towards your liberation.
Teachers, counselors and security personnel must also be informed so they can help keep you safe.
To heighten your security in severe cases, you may employ some tactics like shifting your routine.
Build up your friend by dissuading them from the relationship but avoid passing judgment upon them should they decide to stay.
Likewise, it is important not to ruin your friend's trust by keeping your conversations private and confidential until seeking help from an adult or other authority.