Dangerous dating helping young women say no to abusive relationships

We use cookies and other technologies to customize your experience, perform analytics and deliver personalized advertising on our sites, apps and newsletters and across the Internet based on your interests.

By clicking “I agree” below, you consent to the use by us and our third-party partners of cookies and data gathered from your use of our platforms.

Anyone, of any age or gender, can become a victim of dating and relationship violence and dating violence is reported in both heterosexual and same-sex couples.

Dating violence includes both direct acts of violence and abuse, as well as indirect violence and abuse such threatening to harm the victim or threatening to harm someone or something they care about (siblings, pets, possessions, etc.) Both direct and indirect violence and abuse serve to intimidate and control the victim.

An abuser may directly tell their partner they may not socialize with someone, or the abuser may become so unpleasant when their victim spends time with others that eventually the victim "chooses" not to spend time with other people.

For instance, an abuser may demand the victim always tell them where they are, and may insist upon an immediate response to their phone calls, texts, and other communications while they are with other people.

See our Privacy Policy and Third Party Partners to learn more about the use of data and your rights.

Parents should make certain their youth (both boys and girls) have a clear understanding of what behaviors are completely unacceptable in any relationship.

Abusive partners will usually try to isolate victims from their friends and family in order to avoid detection, and to gain greater power and control over their victims.

Abusers employ many methods to isolate victims, some very subtle.

There are several warning signs parents should pay attention to that could indicate that their adolescent may be a victim of dating violence.

Any unexplainable bruises, cuts, abrasions, or other injuries can indicate a youth is experiencing some form of physical violence.

Leave a Reply