By April Littleton
Emma Roberts was arrested July 7 after getting into a fight with boyfriend and American Horror Story actor, Evan Peters that left him with a bloody nose. The couple got into a heated argument earlier that day, which resulted in them physically assaulting each other. A rep for both actors told UsMagazine.com, “It was an unfortunate incident and misunderstanding. Ms. Roberts was released after questioning and the couple are working together to move past it.”
How do you address violence in your relationship?
Domestic violence should be an extreme red flag for anyone who’s in a relationship. No one should have to worry about being physically or mentally abused. You want to feel safe with the person you’re sharing your life with. If you’re in a situation where you’re getting hurt in any way, Cupid has some advice:
1. Tell someone:¬†The first step to acknowledging that your relationship may be toxic is to tell a close friend or family member. Your loved ones may be able to give you a safe place to stay or give you some helpful advice. You might also want to call a professional who could help you and your partner figure out why the relationship has taken such a violent turn – that is if you’re interested in working things out.
2. Talk to your partner:¬†Tell your significant other that what they’re doing is scary and harmful to you. You may want to remain in the relationship, but you can’t if your life is in danger. If any potential arguments begin to surface, try to remain calm and keep your love from getting too angry. If you can’t have a calm, adult conversation with your partner without them going over the edge, they may have some issues that you can’t help them with.
3. Get help:¬†It may be necessary to call in reinforcements if the situation doesn’t get better. Seek out someone who specializes in domestic violence, call your family and friends and the law may even need to get involved if the violence continues to be a problem.
How did you address violence in your relationship? Share your experience below.