Dear Ned: Ask an Advocate
I have a friend who is always fighting with his girlfriend. He puts her down in front of others and calls her names. I don’t think it’s okay, but I don’t know what to say.
Dear I Wanna Break Up,
It’s not okay for your girlfriend to be so controlling of what you wear and who you speak to. It’s also not okay that she makes you feel like you always have to immediately respond to her texts and that she went through your phone without your permission.
If and when she is open to it, encourage her to talk to a domestic violence advocate – either at the local domestic violence program in your area or through the National Domestic Violence Hotline (1-800-799-7233).
Dear Ned, Can my landlord evict my husband, but not me? How can I keep the apartment without having to live with him any longer?