My girlfriend's abusive father is making her join the navy. How do you stop it? My girlfriend's abusive father brought home a recruiter for the navy and made her agree to join after she was scared of what he might do to her, afterwards, if she wouldn't. She's 17, lives in Illinois in the US, I live in another country, but I have managed to see to that she can move to a friend of hers, so her father won't succeed with this by taking her to do the final tests and such. I know that if you agree to join, but then refuse to, you end up in prison, but she only did a pre-test when the recruiter came to the home, so can she still back out? Or are our lives over and it's time to just off ourselves? After all the happiness we have waited for, could it be the end, now? But if she can back out, how would she do this? Thanks in advance... please do not focus on replying to the talk about suicide. Please only help with how to make her back out of this.