Abuse can affect all types of relationships, not just long-term or committed relationships. Dating abuse and relationship issues can be hard topics to discuss, but in our experience, getting support can be really helpful. Here at loveisrespect, we have trained peer advocates who are friendly, non-judgmental and available 24/7.
Even if your relationship is casual or you’ve only hooked up once, you can still experience abuse. You can chat with one of our advocates at any time of the day just by clicking the chat button, text us by sending “loveis” (capitalization does not matter) to 22522 or call us at 1-866-331-9474. So feel free to contact us anytime and know that we’ll keep our conversations completely confidential.
Keep these questions in mind: Hooking up is a broad term, but generally it refers to casual encounters between people who can be friends but don’t have to be.
They may or may not be your only partner and can include sex.
Holding grudges for a long time can result in building up anger, distress, doubt and a lot of other negative feelings that can make you unhappy and stressed.
To maintain a healthy relationship, you need to be able to forgive your partner for their past mistakes. Try to remember: being with a person you cannot forgive is not going to do either of you any good.
I know it’s a scary thought — leaving your couch, taking off your sweatpants, putting your Netflix binging on pause, and going out to meet people — but that’s just how the world worked.
But considering how long the human race existed before the dawn of the Internet and online dating, it looks like meeting people in real life was actually working for them. I once signed up on OKCupid for a week to write a good reference for my friend Mattie (I don’t even know if they do that anymore) so he could seem intriguing to some guy he was stalking, but that was it.
Consider talking to your parents, family and friends to see what their thoughts are.
At loveisrespect, we focus on dating relationships, but the information on this website is helpful for all kinds of relationships!
Yes, holding a grudge against your partner is unhealthy, not only for your relationship but also for you.
Even if you are “hooking up,” your partner should not be disrespectful or controlling.
You should be able to communicate your feelings without being afraid of negative consequences or abuse.