If your partner does any of these things, you may be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship. What to Do If you have been sexually assaulted, first try to get to a safe place away from the attacker. Sexual abuse includes unwanted sexual touching, force or pressure to get a partner to consent, rape or attempted rape, and attempting or having sex with a person who is under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
We work with survivors to get these issues resolved, but social safety nets such as food stamps, cash assistance, and health insurance can provide a much-needed bridge in the meantime. Stalking can occur online or in person, and may or may not include giving unwanted gifts. Remember that physical abuse is never your fault. Grabbing you to prevent you from leaving or to force you to go somewhere. If you are not in control over your finances, or if your partner has removed money from your bank account, it can seem very scary to leave an abusive relationship.