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She didn't ask questions she wasn't sure Josh wanted to answer, or make plans with friends before checking with him first."I thought a fight wasn't worth it," she says.Chloe* was 15 and a sophomore in high school when she started going out with Josh*.He was two years older, good-looking, and very intense.It doesn't matter if you willingly went over to his house or if you were drinking.It doesn't matter what you wore."Some behavior is obviously problematic, like if he hits you or hurts you in any way.One night not long after, when they were hanging out at his house, she found him looking through her phone, where he saw text messages from another guy.
As anyone who's been there knows, it can be hard to break away, even when your gut tells you that things are not OK.Maybe he grabbed your wrist too hard or insisted you have sex even though you didn't feel like it.Later he told you he didn't mean it, that he was sorry and he wouldn't do it again. If any of this sounds familiar, you're in the company of what may be millions of others, including some particularly high-profile young women—Sarah Hyland has made headlines for allegedly being abused by longtime boyfriend Matt Prokop, and the reports of domestic violence by professional football players continue be a huge cultural issue.Maybe you're worried your friends will take his side.Or maybe you're not certain if an incident is even reportable.