At the end of the day all anyone wants is somebody to share things with, the good times and the bad. But sometimes you can need someone so much that you put up with behaviour that isn't safe.
The reality is that relationship abuse can happen to anyone. It often involves more than actual physical violence; it can be when someone constantly puts you down, threatens you with violence or pressures you to do things that you don't want to.
Abuse in a relationship is usually about 'control'. It can happen in lots of ways and both men and women can be victims, or the ones who are dishing it out!
If you are worried about abuse, or need help to spot the signs of abuse, visit the Disrespect NoBody website. If you worried about abuse in an LGBTQ relationship, visit
Get local information and advice on abusive relationships for young people.