We've added this new area specifically because: 1) Abuse issues come up a lot at Scarleteen, and often those dealing with abuse need crisis-level help, and we don't want those threads to get lost in other larger areas, and 2) The rates of abuse in teen relationships have been on the rise of late, something we're also seeing here at the Scarleteen community.
12.25.10 Update: This is an area for those who are trying to identify abuse, are in abuse (or think they may be), are getting out of abuse or are healing from abuse.
This is NOT a space for: People who have perpetrated abuses themselves Sexual fantasy about abuse of any kind Very explicit descriptions of abuse without some kind of trigger warning for other survivors Victim-blaming of any kind
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