Violent relationships can often be complex, and there are many kinds of abuse that can occur in a dating relationship: verbal, emotional, physical, and sexual.
Emotional abuse originates in the aggressor’s desire to control the other person’s behavior.
When you date an abusive personality, you may buy into his charm, braggadocio, and phony façade while downplaying his inconsiderate and questionable behavior.
The abuser tries to limit a dating partner’s ability to act independently, and undermines their confidence.
Verbal abuse can include swearing at a partner, insulting and belittling them, and threatening or terrorizing them with words.
Both include hitting, yelling, threatening, name calling and other forms of verbal, sexual, emotional and physical abuse.
The number of incidents and the severity of the abuse increases as the relationship continues. Very few tell anyone who could help, such as a parent a teacher, a counselor, or the police.
Do not use your personal computer or device to read about this topic. About 2 in 10 teen girls say they have been physically or sexually abused by a dating partner.
Teen dating abuse is a pattern of abusive behaviour used to control another person.
The abuser methodically chips away at your confidence, perception, and self-worth with his subtle hints, unnecessary lying, blaming, accusing, and denial.
The abuser fosters an atmosphere of fear, intimidation, instability, and unpredictability.
Abusive relationships can have good times and bad times.