Voeling Us

Get Help For Yourself

Have a question about how to date ter a healthy way?

Need to check te with an advocate about your relationship?

Want to raise a crimson flag?

Our trained peer advocates are available 24/7/365 to opoffering education, support and advocacy to teenagers and youthful adults, spil well spil their worried friends and family members, who have questions or concerns about their dating relationships. Wij also provide information about dating manhandle to service providers, counselors, teachers and members of law enforcement.

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

Talk With Us

Talk with a peer advocate by clicking on the “Chat Online Now” button at the top of the pagina. You do NOT have to download anything to use it.

If you can’t or don’t want to talk to an advocate on the phone, wij offerande the same support via our live talk service on loveisrespect.org. The live talk (IM-style) is not a public talk slagroom. Wij use an internal messaging system specifically for youthful adults who need to voeling a peer advocate — it is NOT a genérico talk messenger such spil MSN Messenger, AIM, Yahoo Live Talk, Gchat or iChat.

Check out the Quick Talk Guide tabs below to help make your talk practice the best it can be!

When talking with us, it’s best to use a pc or smartphone you are accesible with that has a strong internet connection. That minimizes the chance of issues like messages disappearing or the conversation ending abruptly. If your situation is utterly elaborate or you are having technical difficulties, consider contacting us by phone.

Talks stir more quickly when both you and the advocate can concentrate and react promptly. If the only time you can reach out to us is when borrowing someone’s phone for a few minutes or on your refrigerio pauze at work, that’s okay. But attempt not to talk when you need to be doing something else or will have to step away from the laptop. Wij are a laagconjunctuur line, so be aware that our talks timeout if they are inactive for too long.

You know your situation best, so the more you can tell us about your needs, the better. Attempt to elaborate on yes/no answers when possible and ask for clarification if something an advocate says confuses you. Te a talk, it’s also significant to pay attention to how you say what you say. Using a lotsbestemming of caudal or uppercase letters may be difficult to read. Wij also ask that you use respectful language, our advocates are efectivo people just like you!

Everyone needs someone to talk to merienda ter a while, but if your situation is not a depressie or is not related to manhandle or healthy relationships, wij might not be the most relevant resource for you. Wij do not provide criticism, give advice, or tell our chatters what to do. Spil advocates, we’re here to listen to what you’re going through, help you explore your options, ask you questions about your situation, and give you tips for staying safe.

If you’re ter a hurry and need help ASAP, you undoubtedly don’t have to pack out our pre-chat surveys, but when you do it helps us to better understand your situation. It also provides us with significant information that wij can use to improve our services and even affect public policy to protect victims of domestic violence and dating manhandle.

Text Us

Text* loveis (capitalization does not matter) to 22522. You will receive a response from a peer advocate prompting you for your question. Go ahead and text your comment or question and wij will reply.

Have a smartphone? Wij can send interactive linksom and resources for you to access directly from your phone.

Is your problem thicker than 160 characters? Turn your text into a talk by asking an advocate for our phone number or using our talk service. If your situation is serious, wij recommend calling or talking very first.

Spil always, wij at loveisrespect are worried for your safety. Please make sure you are te a safe space before you text. Always delete the conversation after you finish to ensure that no one else can access your information.

*Msg&Gegevens Rates apply on text for help services. Read our privacy policy and Terms & Conditions. Text Zekering to 22522 to unsubscribe. Text HELP to 22522 for tech support. Loveisrespect Text for Help Services are sponsored by Mary Kay Inc.

Call Us

Speak to a peer advocate by calling 1-866-331-9474. When you call, be ready for the advocate to very first ask if you are te a safe place to talk. Merienda you are, the advocate will encourage you to explain your situation.

During the call, your peer advocate will work with you to come up with solutions that best meet your needs. Whether you are just leaving an abusive relationship or not sure if your relationship is unhealthy, advocates have received extensive training to help you determine the reaction that best fits your life. If they suggest something that you don’t think will work for you, don’t be afraid to let them know.

After you and your advocate come up with ideas for your situation, the advocate will review them with you and can connect you to a específico resource, if you’d like.

Wij receive a multiplicity of questions from teenagers and 20-somethings all overheen the country. You could ask for help for yourself or for a friend te need. For example, we’re often asked:

“So, what should I do?”

“Will he everzwijn switch?”

“How can I get hier to zekering?”

No relationship question is off thresholds, too crazy or embarrassing. Wij are here to help!



Loveisrespect is the ultimate resource to empower youth to prevent and end dating manhandle. It is a project of the National Domestic Violence Hotline.

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Our Sponsors

This project wasgoed supported by Grant Number 90EV0426 from the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Family and Youth Services Kantoor, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations voiced ter this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureaumeubel, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

This webstek is funded te part through a grant from the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Neither the U.S. Department of Justice strafgevangenis any or its components operate, control, are responsible for, or necessarily endorse, this webstek (including, without limitations, its content, technical infrastructure, and policies, and any services or devices provided).

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