Questions about dating violence
Teens often think some behaviors, like teasing and name-calling, are a “normal” part of a relationship.
However, these behaviors can become abusive and develop into more serious forms of violence.
Answer Question #4: How may alcohol and other drugs contribute to an abusive relationship? Answer Question #6: How can a couple work together to make decisions in a relationship?
Answer Question #7: How can you help someone who has been hurt in a dating relationship?
Question #3 Why might it be difficult for victims to leave an abusive relationship?
The abuser intentionally behaves in ways that cause fear, degradation and humiliation in order to control the other person.
Forms of this abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional and psychological.
It is usually after the victim has left that the abuser may commit a homicide, suicide or both.
Other barriers for a teen victim to overcome may include: Question #4: How may alcohol and other drugs contribute to an abusive relationship?