Scenario: Helping your friend Andre
Andre used to spend a lot of time with his friends, and was happy most of the time. Andre started seeing his new girlfriend, Maria, a few months ago. They seemed like the perfect couple, but Maria has been very suspicious of how Andre has been spending his time. Because of Maria's concerns and questioning, Andre has stopped spending time with his friends. After school one day, you watched Maria yell hurtful things and slap him.
What should you do as Andre's friend?
After you talked to Andre, he tells you that Maria does criticize him a lot and pushes/slaps him sometimes. He says it's not that big of a deal and says that "she doesn't realize what she's doing." What should you tell him?
Andre agrees to talk to the school counselor that afternoon about Maria because he is ashamed to tell his parents. What should you do?