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Dear auntie my uncle is going crazy and he is verbally abusive to my auntie and my first cousins. Im scared of it becoming physical . I want them to move over here with me and they do too . How do I get them away from this?

I want to first thank you for having the courage to write this question. It sounds like you care for your Auntie a lot. They are going to need your strength and compassion during this time. This question is a difficult question to answer. There are a lot of different and moving pieces here. People’s initial response is to go…

What type of services do you provide for sexually assaulted victims?

What type of services do you provide for sexually assaulted victims? Thank you so much for reaching out! Sexual assault is a complicated issue that can bring about all sorts of different emotions and reactions, including feelings of being ashamed, guilty, and confused. So, THANK YOU for reaching out! There are misconceptions that assault can be prevented by clothing or…

Your male friend tells you that he had an unwanted sexual experience when he was younger with someone he looked up to. He questions if it was sexual assault because he was sexually aroused during the interaction. what do you do?

Some possible options (depending on your comfort and his openness to further discussion) include: Offer encouragement for his willingness to consider a challenging question. Listen neutrally. Avoid defining what happened for him. Explore whether he feels there was a power imbalance in the relationship. Who has the power? Offer to help him find resources to learn more about unwanted and…

I was raped 6 months ago and I dont want to report

Hi Auntie, I was raped 6 months ago and I am 22 years old and I don’t want to report because at the time it was my boyfriend at the time, but we broke up and I want to tell my counselor, but I don’t want to report Dear relative, I am so sorry to hear you were raped by…

I’m 13 is it ok to cuddle with my aunt in the bed

Is it ok to cuddle with my aunt in bed?  No. Certainly not in the way that you are implying. You’ll find that many tribes have warnings against this. Like the Zuni Koyemshi, or mud head dancers. Their facial figures are distorted and over exaggerated, as they are the result of an insestual relationship. They are known as the clowns…

What is your take on consent?

What is your take on consent? Consent is a complex issue, but really import to understand when entering to relationships. Thank you for bringing this up. Consent is important to understand in ALL our relationships, romantic or personal. Most people think about consent in the context of sexual or physical activity in romantic relationships. Consent is also important to understand…

I want out of sex trade

Dear Auntie, I want out of the sex trade You are so brave for reaching out. No one deserves to be forced to do things against their will. Your next steps may feel full of uncertainty, but I want you to know that there are caring people out there who can help you take control of your life.  Looking for…

How do I move on from this toxic person/relationship???

Hey Auntie. I’ve known and dated this person. Sadly we didn’t last. I’m very hooked onto this person and I love this person, but they have put me through a lot. Emotionally and Mentally. How do I move on from this toxic person/relationship??? Hey there, thanks for writing in! Breaking up with someone doesn’t mean that once you do, you…

Someone in my family is in a really abusive relationship. How can I help

Someone in my family is in a really abusive relationship. I’ve tried talking to her but she just says that she loves him & don’t want to leave. It got to the point where she would lie so he won’t get into trouble for beating her. Is there any way I can help? You’re right for looking into how you…
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