Having a friend who you believe is in an emotionally, physically, or sexually abusive relationship can be a confusing and unsettling experience. You may hope that the relationship problem will work itself out, but this is very unlikely. Tell your friend of your concern. If they confide in you that they are in an abusive relationship, it is important for you to listen and believe them. Never blame your friend for what is happening or minimize their fear of danger.
Remember, helping a friend can be stressful so it is important to take care of your own emotional health. One way of doing that is to access the counselors at CAPS. Also, if you have additional question or concerns please contact Julia Broussard, Coordinator of the Office of Violence Prevention and Support Services at (504) 314-2161 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Division of Student Affairs, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-314-2188 email@example.com