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My boyfriend hit me cuz i talked to another boy. Does this mean everytime i talk to another boy he is going to hit me round the face?

Hitting someone is never acceptable. It’s physically abusive, and it’s against the law. Signs of abuse like this may mean that you’re not safe in your relationship — and it may get worse.

Many people have experienced physical abuse from someone they love. It’s called intimate partner violence. But you don’t deserve to be hurt or to let it continue. There are many support services available. If you’re in immediate danger and need help right away, call 911 to reach the police. To speak with a counselor on a free, confidential hotline, call 1-800-799-SAFE. You can also check out these websites to find out how you can get out of the relationship safely:

In happy and healthy relationships, partners don’t hurt each other — even when they get angry. We all get angry sometimes and when we do we have a choice — we can express our feelings in a healthy way or we can hurt someone.

Trust your instincts. If you feel you’re being treated badly, you probably are.

Tags: abuse, healthy relationships, intimate partner violence, violence