When does dating violence and abuse began
Any upswing in worry or anxiety that you realize is tied to your interactions with your partner could mean that you are victim to non-physical forms of abuse.
Any physical abuse whatsoever (unless desired and agreed upon by both partners, e.g., with a “safe word”) is completely and totally unacceptable. There are many reasons why you may be led to doubt yourself.
Know that leaving can be an option, even if it may not seem that way at times.
Repeat to yourself over and over that YOU are not responsible for your partner — not for his choices, her mistakes, or their abuse.
When you doubt yourself, know that there are people who believe you and who are on your side.
Like intimate partner violence among adults, TDV occurs without respect to age, race, religion, socioeconomic status and sexual orientation.Statistically speaking, very few abusers stop being abusive.For some of us, leaving was a powerful way to regain control of our lives.As a survivor of dating violence, you have the same rights as survivors of other forms of gender-based violence on campus; you can learn more about them here.Below we’ve compiled some common questions we hear from survivors of abusive relationships, with responses from those of us who have been there.
Approximately 25 percent of teens report experiencing TDV annually (Noonan & Charles, 2009).