If you feel like you are in immediate physical danger, please call 911.
Dating violence is physical, sexual, emotional, psychological, financial, digital, and verbal abuse that occurs in any intimate relationship.
According to Love is Respect, 1 in 3 adolescents in the U.S. is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional, or verbal abuse from a dating partner. Along with this, 43% of college women have reported abusive behaviors in dating relationships. Dating violence is too common. Power and control are at the root of all abuse, and they have no place in love or friendships.
Dating violence tends to involve a series of abusive behaviors such as…
- Checking your phone/social media account without asking
- Isolating you from friends or family (physically, financially, or emotionally)
- Using physical force against you (hitting, kicking, shoving, pushing, punching, choking, etc.)
- Pressuring or forcing you to have sex
- Exhibiting extreme jealousy
- Being possessive
- Having a controlling attitude
- Degrading your self-worth and self-esteem
- Abusing alcohol and drugs
- Displaying explosive anger through outbursts and/or mood swings
- Insulting you
- Throwing objects at you
If think you may be in an abusive situation, it is important that you plan for your safety whether you feel like you can leave or not. There are many resources that can help you.
Domestic Violence Intervention Services (DVIS) offers services for all survivors of intimate partner and sexual violence regardless of race, religion, sexuality, immigration status, age, etc.
- Call the DVIS 24-Hour Information & Crisis Line (918)-743-5763 or (918)-7HELP.ME to speak with an advocate. They can help you create a safety plan that prepares you to respond to or flee a possible/current crisis situation. Along with this, we can help you find resources specific to your situation.
- Text the DVIS Help Line from 8 PM-1 AM. Text SAFE to 207-777 to speak with an advocate over text. They can help you prepare a safety plan that will help you in crisis situations.
|24-Hour Information & Crisis Line||DVIS|
|8 PM-1 AM Text Help Line||DVIS
Text SAFE to 207-777
|Where to get more information on teen dating violence||Love is Respect
Text LOVEIS to 22522
|24-Hour Crisis Line for Native Americans||StrongHearts Native Helpline|
|Where to find the closest crisis center/shelter||Oklahoma Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
|Mental Health Resources/Services||Mental Health Association of Oklahoma|
You have a right to healthy relationships regardless of your gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, immigration status, age, or race. Help is available. We believe you.