DRAW THE LINE

Engaging Ontarians in a dialogue about sexual violence.

Your aunt's new love interest monitors her text messages.

Do you mind your own business?

Why Draw the Line

Healthy relationships are built on respect and trust. Restricting who someone can talk to isn't love; it's control.

When to Draw the Line

Monitoring text messages, screening calls and limiting someone's social circle are signs of an unhealthy relationship. Period.

How to Draw the Line

There's always more than one option for a bystander. Take a stand safely and do something you feel comfortable with. You could:

  • Check in with your aunt: "How do you feel about them doing that?"
  • Offer her support. Let her know that she can always talk to you.
  • Find support. Offer resources and support services.

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