HomeFriends Relationship QuestionsWhat if my friend is in an abusive relationship?
Rila Thomas Staff asked 5 months ago
My friend is in a really bad relationship. Her boyfriend hits her and she's always coming to me for help. I don't know what to do, but I want to help her.
1 Answers
Roy Murray answered 5 months ago
If your friend is in an abusive relationship, she needs to get out as soon as possible. It's not safe for her to stay, and the longer she stays, the more dangerous it will become. You can help by being a supportive friend - listen to her, believe her, and offer whatever help you can. You could also try reaching out to a local domestic violence hotline or shelter for more information about how to best support your friend. Remember, though, that ultimately it's up to your friend what she wants to do - you can't make the decision for her. Just be there for her, and remind her that she's not alone.