Abuse in teen dating
Violent words and actions are tools an abusive partner uses to gain and maintain power and control over their partner.Any young person can experience dating abuse or unhealthy relationship behaviors, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic standing, ethnicity, religion or culture.If someone is abusing you, it’s time to get help, come up with a plan to keep yourself safe (since an abuser may become more violent at this time), and get out, Gomez says.If you’re facing an immediate threat to your safety, you can call 911.Or you can get help from the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (1-800-799-7233) or go to the National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline at 1-866-331-9474 ( All material contained on these pages are free of copyright restrictions and may be copied, reproduced, or duplicated without permission of the Office on Women’s Health in the U.
If you're not sure, see Signs of Domestic Violence.Very common problems in teens include: Also, pressuring or forcing someone into a sexual situation against her or his will is a serious form of abuse.These days, some teens may see abusive behaviors as normal.Recent research shows that young male athletes may notice abusive behaviors less over the course of a sports season, and feel less inclined to speak up when they see abusive behaviors, Miller says.Jennifer Gómez says she was surprised how many teens -- of both genders - thought it was OK for girls to hit guys.
You deserve to be treated in a loving, respectful way at all times by your boyfriend or girlfriend. Does your boyfriend or girlfriend: If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might be in an abusive relationship.