Abusive relationships have good times and bad times.
Part of what makes dating violence so confusing is that there is love mixed with the abuse.
Teen Power and Control Wheel" The Teen Power & Control Wheel is a helpful tool if you are unsure whether or not your relationship is unsafe.
Check out the list below and see if your partner has ever said any of these things to you.
These findings, to be presented today in Honolulu at a meeting of the American Psychological Association, are the latest to shed light on a problem that has only come out of the shadows in recent years.
Researchers and educators eager to stop violent patterns early — and reduce abuse not only among teens but among the adults they will become — already are testing programs that teach younger children and teens how to have healthier relationships.
In fact, statistics show that one-in-three teenagers have experienced teenage domestic violence in a dating relationship.Youths report emotional, physical and sexual abuse In 2012, the National Dating Abuse Helpline was contacted 39,938 times.The 24-hour service is available at at 1-866-331-9474, or by texting "loveis" to 22522.These acts may include physical, sexual, verbal, mental or emotional abuse. It doesn't matter what your gender is, what your sexual orientation is, how old you are, how much money you have, how athletic or popular you are, or who your family is.Anyone can find themselves involved with someone who chooses to use these controlling behaviors.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.