Threats over text should be taken seriously — try not to write them off as angry venting.

Being in a violent relationship is dangerous, and you don’t have to go through it alone.

Whether you feel like your partner is already using their cell phone in an abusive way or you’re trying to prevent it, here are tips to keep you safe and healthy: If you are feeling threatened or suffocated by your partner’s constant calls or texts, it may be a sign that you are in an unhealthy and potentially abusive relationship.

When your partner says or does things that make you afraid, lowers your self-esteem or manipulates you, it is called verbal or emotional abuse.

You have the right to be in a safe and healthy relationship free from all types of abuse.

If your partner is pressuring or forcing you to sext when you don’t want to, or if you sexted privately with your partner and they are breaking your trust by threatening to share your photos or texts, these are abusive behaviors. Any nude photos or videos of someone under the age of 18 could be considered child pornography, which is illegal to own or distribute. You have the right to privacy and the ability to talk to whomever you like.

You may want to explain to your partner that you have nothing to hide, but that you don’t like them going through your phone or deciding who your friends are.If you are having trouble logging into the room, please make sure that you have Flash enabled in your browser security settings or you will not be able to login. Are you having trouble connecting to the chat due to browser issues?We have another alternative room that may work better for you.Consider talking to your partner about giving you a little bit of space.Remember, if they’re using text messages to monitor who you’re with or where you go, that is a warning sign of abuse.There will be no way for you to delete anything that you added to the chat rooms here.