Statistics show that 1 in 3 teens have been in an abusive relationship.
That is a high percentage and somehow the numbers need to come down.
These acts may include physical, sexual, verbal, mental, or emotional abuse.
These acts may include physical, sexual, verbal, mental or emotional abuse. It doesn't matter what your gender is, what your sexual orientation is, how old you are, how much money you have, how athletic or popular you are, or who your family is.
" Intimidation: "If you just would have shut your mouth I wouldn't have hit you!
" "If you tell anyone, I'll hurt your family." Minimize, Deny, and Blame: "I didn't mean to push you, I was drunk." "I'm just really stressed about school and work; what do you expect?
Isolation/Exclusion: "Why do you want to hang out with them?
They're losers." "Your parents don't understand our relationship.
Teen dating violence is an all too real reality for those that live it." "You know I can’t control my anger yet you push my buttons anyway! ” Threats: "If you leave me, I'll kill myself." "If you take that job, I’m moving out and you’ll be on your own!” If you start dating someone else, you will NEVER see your kids again!Below you will find a list of behaviors that are common among someone choosing to use abusive behavior.Child abuse and neglect affect children’s health now and later, and costs to our country are significant.Keep open lines of communication and if necessary use a parent contract to clarify your specific rules about dating.