It takes a lot of courage to ask for help from others, to get out of that relationship and/or to get some education to be able to yourself and your children if you have them. Some type of counseling and support is imperative as you need to begin emotional, physical and mental healing.My purpose in writing this article is to increase awareness of the teen violence problem. I have worked with many people affected by domestic violence, so be smart and get out fast while you can. You deserve a life that is rewarding and you deserve to be happy.If you recognized any of the signs listed above, don't walk, run away from that relationship. Get help from your family, a school counselor or an adult you can trust. If you grew up in an alcoholic or drug abuse family, seek out self-help groups like Alanon or get some counseling. Being scared all the time is a terrible way to live.
Statistics show that 1 in 3 teenagers have experienced violence while dating.
Dating abuse crosses all racial, economic and social lines.
Part of the problem is teen girls haven't had much experience in dating and they are effected by peer pressure.
Teens also want independence from their parents, plus they have a very romantic view of love. Read the list below and see if any of those characteristics are happening in your relationship.
Then, some young men think they have a right to control their girlfriends with physical aggression. A batterer or abuser’s goal is to gain power and control over you.
He will use economic abuse, coercion and threats, intimidation, emotional abuse, isolation and minimizing, denying and blaming you.
The abuser will use verbal, physical or sexual violence to get the control he seeks. The Mayo Clinic describes Domestic Violence as "domestic abuse, battering or intimate partner violence which occurs between people in an intimate relationship. Domestic violence can take many forms, including emotional, sexual and physical abuse." Domestic is most often directed toward women and can occur in heterosexual or homosexual relationships.
No matter how many times he apologizes, he will not change. There are some women that are violent toward men but a much smaller percentage.
I was physically abused by an ex-boyfriend, but once it escalated to that point, I immediately terminated the relationship and moved away from him.