is manipulation by your partner to dictate who you see, and meet, even who you email, and text.
By Linda Lowen Unhealthy relationship behaviors often start early and lead to a lifetime of abuse.That's according to Choose Respect, a national initiative to help adolescents and young teens age 11-14 form healthy relationships to prevent dating abuse.Every student, parent and teacher needs to be aware of the prevalence of teen dating violence in the US.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that one in eleven adolescents is a victim of physical dating violence.But these behaviors can lead to more serious violence like physical assault and rape.These behaviors include psychological, social, and emotional abuse, as well as physical and sexual violence.
The goal of the abuser is to establish power over, and control of, the other person.
Dating abuse crosses all age groups, races, cultures, religions, educational and employment backgrounds.
Dating abuse is a controlling pattern of negative behaviors.
Unhealthy relationships can start early and last a lifetime.
Dating violence often starts with teasing and name calling.
These behaviors are often thought to be a “normal” part of a relationship.