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1 Do you think the best way to handle relationships is to play mind games with people? Purposefully all about them one minute, and not the next because you think that will keep them interested? Or, pretend to like someone to get what you want? This can create confusion. Confusion can lead to things happening that you don’t want, or expect, creating the opportunity for you to become a victim. 2. Do you often put yourself into questionable situations where it’s more likely you’ll encounter an aggressor? I’m not talking about going to the mall or grocery store, or even most clubs or parties. I mean shady places where you know there to be not-so-good happenings and unsavory types hanging about? 3. Are you going out alone late at night, or with people who won’t look out for you? Are you doing things secretly, not letting anyone know where you are? The less you encounter aggressors, the less likely you’ll become a victim. 4. Do you work in an industry that uses sexuality somehow? If so, you need to be aware that your risk is definitely going to increase. It doesn’t make it okay that it happens, but it’s reality, and something you need to understand. If you choose to work in an industry like this, you have to be even more vigilant about protecting yourself. There will always be bad people trying to take advantage of situations, no matter how well we teach our children. 5. Are you being smart when going on a date with someone? Like telling friends who you’re going out with and where you’re going. Are you keeping the first several dates in public places until you get to know them better? Do you have a plan in case of an emergency where you feel uneasy or threatened? 6. Do you often get under the influence of substances that alter your ability to make good decisions? (I.e. getting black out drunk at a party, leaving bars alone with strangers, etc.)

1 Do you think the best way to handle relationships is to play mind games with people? Purposefully all about them one minute, and not the next because you think that will keep them interested? Or, pretend to like someone to get what you want? This can create confusion. Confusion can lead to things happening that you don’t want, or expect, creating the opportunity for you to become a victim.
2. Do you often put yourself into questionable situations where it’s more likely you’ll encounter an aggressor? I’m not talking about going to the mall or grocery store, or even most clubs or parties. I mean shady places where you know there to be not-so-good happenings and unsavory types hanging about?
3. Are you going out alone late at night, or with people who won’t look out for you? Are you doing things secretly, not letting anyone know where you are? The less you encounter aggressors, the less likely you’ll become a victim.
4. Do you work in an industry that uses sexuality somehow? If so, you need to be aware that your risk is definitely going to increase. It doesn’t make it okay that it happens, but it’s reality, and something you need to understand. If you choose to work in an industry like this, you have to be even more vigilant about protecting yourself. There will always be bad people trying to take advantage of situations, no matter how well we teach our children.
5. Are you being smart when going on a date with someone? Like telling friends who you’re going out with and where you’re going. Are you keeping the first several dates in public places until you get to know them better? Do you have a plan in case of an emergency where you feel uneasy or threatened?
6. Do you often get under the influence of substances that alter your ability to make good decisions? (I.e. getting black out drunk at a party, leaving bars alone with strangers, etc.)

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