Like adult domestic violence, teen relationship abuse affects all types of teens, regardless of how much money your parents make, what your grades are, how you look or dress, your religion, or your race.
Teen relationship abuse occurs in straight, gay, and lesbian relationships.
Relationship abuse is not just dangerous for you physically and emotionally.
Girls are at higher risk for pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Abusive relationships can have good times and bad times.
Part of what makes dating violence so confusing is that there is loved mixed with the abuse.
This can make it hard to tell if you are really being abused.
It can include verbal, emotional, physical, or sexual abuse, or a combination.
Dating Violence Examples To Get Help To get help, call your local domestic violence agency, the Love is Respect Hotline, 1-866-331-9474 and/or Women Spirit Coalition, 360-352-3120.
For Tribes/Organizations There are few statistics on dating violence and American Indian/Alaska Native people.
But you deserve to be treated in a loving, respectful way by your boyfriend or girlfriend.
To get help, call the Love is Respect Hotline, 1-866-331-9474 and/or Women Spirit Coalition, 360-352-3120. Dating violence is controlling, abusive, and aggressive behavior in a romantic relationship.