About the Helpline

The National Dating Abuse Helpline is the direct service provider behind loveisrespect.org, operating the 24/7 phone, text and chat services.

It is a national, 24-hour resource specifically designed for teens and young adults. Accessible by phone or internet, the National Dating Abuse Helpline operates from a call center in Austin, Texas.

The Helpline offers real-time, one-on-one support from peer advocates. We train these young leaders to offer support, information and advocacy to those involved in dating abuse relationships as well as concerned friends, parents, teachers, clergy, law enforcement and service providers.

Contact Us

Have a question? Need a friendly ear just to listen? We’re here to talk 24/7 via phone, text and online chat.

Should We Break Up?

Your safety is our first priority. If you’re thinking about leaving an abusive relationship, the tips and tools in this section can help keep you as safe as possible.

Can I Stop Being Abusive?

Get advice on how to treat others with respect and stop being abusive towards the people you date.

Support Systems

Leaving an unhealthy relationship can be difficult — so it helps to have people in your life who can support you. Get tips on how to create support systems wherever you spend your time.

Legal Help

Whether it’s information on restraining orders, your state’s laws, calling the police or how to document abuse, we have you covered.

Help Others

With one in three teens and 20-somethings experiencing dating abuse, chances are you know someone in an unhealthy relationship. Learn the best and safest ways to help someone you care about.