I Don't Want Him To Hurt Me WorseRelationshipsI Don't Want Him To Hurt Me Worse<div class="ExternalClass08BFC18B9B0D467AA6DAD55B98C59F7A"><p style="font-family:georgia;font-size:16px;">​<span>My boyfriend abuses me. I​ want to break up with him but I don't want him to hurt me even worse.​</span></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span></div><div class="ExternalClassED2372DDD90A4594AA93468CC7780F3D"><div><div class="ExternalClass08BFC18B9B0D467AA6DAD55B98C59F7A"><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"><span>We are so glad you reached out for support. It can be a hard and scary thing to do especially in a situation that involves abuse. You made a brave and wise decision. </span></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"> </span><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"><span>No one deserves to be abused, emotionally or physically. If you are feeling stuck in your relationship, there is help to break free from your relationship. You deserve love and a healthy relationship that will help you grow and feel safe.  Understanding your worth, and that you do not have to allow someone to treat you that way is a great step to take. You started that today by reaching out for support and making a decision that you would like to end the relationship. Relationships can be and should be supportive, kind, and loving. They should not bring pain, fear, and doubt.</span><br></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"> </span><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"><span>Sometimes by maintaining and staying in abusive relationships this shows the abuser that we think that treatment is what we deserve, it shows acceptance for that treatment. We all show those around us how to treat us by allowing certain behaviors. Do not allow yourself to be treated that way. It’s great that you want to end the relationship, you are showing you do deserve better. If you are concerned for your boyfriend's reaction it is best to talk to your parents or another trusted adult ask them to help you create an escape plan from this relationship. It can be scary to approach these situations with adults, but it is the best way to ensure your safety, which is the most important thing right now.  You do not have to stay out of fear, allow yourself the support you need. Use this tool to remind yourself of the support that you have in your life: </span><a href="/Pages/tip-Your-Circle.aspx" style="font-family:mclaren, "gill sans", "gill sans mt", "myriad pro", "dejavu sans condensed", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;">http://www.yourlifeyourvoice.org/v2/Pages/tip-Your-Circle.aspx</a>.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"><span>We want to help you through this. We will be part of your circle of support. Please reach out to us either by calling, chat, text or email. We are here to offer you support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Stay strong!</span><br></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"> </span><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"><span>Sincerely,</span><br></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"> </span><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;">Brittany, Counselor</span><br></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span></div></div> </div>14

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