1. We do not deserve to be abused. No matter what we think we did or did not do, the abuse is not justified and it is not okay.
2. No matter what a date says or tries to make them believe, they do not love if they are abusive.
3. Staying in a relationship with an abuser is not good, and it is not good for the abuser. It does not help them to allow them to continue to be abusive.
4. We need to understand that the abuse will get worse before it gets better. The abuse is not likely to stop unless the abuser seeks out and finds help from someone other than the victim.