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  • Dating Bill of Rights


    I have the right to:

    • Ask for a date
    • Refuse a date
    • Suggest activities
    • Refuse any activities, even if my date is excited about them
    • Have my own feelings and be able to express them
    • Say “I think my friend is wrong and her/his actions are inappropriate
    • Tell someone not to interrupt me
    • Tell my partner when I need affection
    • Refuse affection
    • Be heard
    • Refuse to lend money
    • Refuse sex at any time, for any reason
    • Have friends and space aside from my partner

    I have the responsibility to:

    • Determine my limits and values
    • Respect the limits of others
    • Communicate clearly and honestly
    • Not violate the limits of others
    • Ask for help when I need it
    • Be considerate
    • Check my actions and decisions to determine whether they are good or bad for me
    • Set high goals for myself

    Adapted from the Domestic Violence Advocacy Program of Family Resources Inc.

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    Helping domestic violence survivors in metropolitan Atlanta since 1975.