Cell phones are a major part of our kid’s lives today. Next to talking one-on-one, texting is currently one of the most instant forms of communication.

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No matter what kind of relationship you have, if you are forced to have sex, it is rape.

If you are humiliated or forced to be sexual in any way, that is sexual abuse.

Does your partner ask for inappropriate pictures of you? Even if you trust that your partner will be the only one to ever see the pictures, you can never guarantee that they won’t end up on someone else’s phone or online.

Seriously consider playing it safe and making a policy of not sending and instantly deleting inappropriate photos.

Relationship violence is a crime that is commonly misunderstood in our society.

You may have heard people say things like, “Why would she /he stay with him/her if they are abusing them ? ” These comments and questions can be hurtful and blaming of the person who is experiencing the violence.

Dating/relationship violence is a pattern of coercive and abusive tactics employed by one partner in a relationship to gain power and control over the other partner.

It can take many forms, including physical violence, coercion, threats, intimidation, isolation, and emotional, sexual or economic abuse.

If your partner texts too much, it’s not only irritating, but unnecessary.