You haven’t done anything wrong and you can’t make your partner act differently by changing your behavior. Consider leaving your partner before the abuse gets worse.It's important to realize that an abusive boyfriend or girlfriend can use physical or emotional attacks and that emotional abuse can be as serious as physical abuse. And since every relationship is different, the signs of domestic violence won’t be the same for everyone. To get power and control, abusers use several types of abuse: If you or someone you know is experiencing one or more of these and would like to talk to a advocate to discuss the situation, receive support and to learn about options call the confidential Minnesota Day One Crisis Hotline at 1.866.223.1111 If you think your relationship is unhealthy or abusive, the most important thing is your safety. Stay in touch with friends, family, teachers, and others. Sexual violence in dating relationships is also a major concern.A survey of adolescent and college students revealed that date rape accounted for 67% of sexual assaults and 60% of rapes take place in the victim's home or in that of a friend or relative.
It’s a hard decision; it may not be the right one for you.
In fact, statistics show that one-in-three teenagers have experienced teenage domestic violence in a dating relationship.
In 1995, 7% of all murder victims were young women who were killed by their boyfriends.
Warning Signs of Dating Violence For the target: 1.
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