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You are in an abusive relationship when your partner: 

  • tells you who you can have as friends and controls when you can see them
  • wants to know where you have been and who you have been with
  • gets jealous when you talk to someone else including family members
  • constantly puts you down and insults you so you feel worthless
  • forces you to have sex
  • physically and emotionally hurts you
  • threatens and frightens you
  • tells you what you should and shouldn’t wear and/or eat
  • pressures or forces you into using illegal drugs, alcohol and/or cigarettes.
    • Remember - a healthy relationship is built on a foundation of trust, respect, compromise, and understanding for one another and being comfortable in each other’s company. Don't settle for less.




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  •   South East Centre Against Sexual Assault: Information for teenagers
  •   That’s Not Cool is an interactive website featuring videos on relationship issues, particularly focusing on how new technologies affect young people’s relationships. As well as videos, the site has an e-card section, where you can download relationship messages to your phone, email or webpage. It also has a ‘Need Help’ section, offering advice on what you can do if you are being abused, if you think you’re being abusive, or if you know someone who is. The site has been developed by the Family Violence Prevention Fund, the Office on Violence Against Women and the Ad Council.
  •  Love is not abuse is a website that has been designed for young people. If you are having trouble understanding what dating violence is and would like to know more, this website has information, facts and a quiz about dating violence among teenagers. This website also has the ‘do’s and don’ts’ of dealing with someone who is experiencing violence and someone who is being violent. (Love is not abuse).
  •  This website is a guide for young people about abuse in relationships. ‘When Love Hurts’ talks about what is abuse, why does abuse happen and how common it is. There are also true stories from young people who have been abused. This website has a quiz and a checklist which can help you decide whether your relationship is a healthy (non-violent) one. If you think you or someone you know may be in an abusive relationship, you can complete the quiz or checklist on this website which can help you see some of the usual signs of abuse in relationships. (When Love Hurts).
  •   Headroom is a website concerning positive mental health. It has many sections, with content provided by young people. Other information is provided for parents and friends, for professionals and service providers, and a news section.
  •  Somazone is a website developed by the Australian Drug Foundation for young people. It includes personal stories, fact sheets, plus Q&A sections on drugs, body image, sexual health, harassment and relationships.