Dating abuse stops here

11 Mar

Our second early warning sign of abuse is: Insults you, calls you names This may seem like an obvious warning sign.

No one likes to be called names, even when it’s innocent teasing by friends.

Domestic violence/dating abuse is not only directed toward women. In a 2012 survey, the DOJ National Crime Victimization Survey showed that of 40,000 households surveyed, 38% of rape and sexual violence incidents were against men.* Male Abuse Awareness week, December 1-8 was founded by The P. Most men feel ashamed to admit that they are being abused by a partner; Help 4 Guys makes it their mission to encourage more men/teens/boys to seek help in dealing with their abusive situation.

Let’s make it a priority to spread the word about teen dating violence to our community during February!

It could be happening to one of your friends right now and you would never even know. Please listen and take with stride all of the information I’m giving you. I saw myself spending the rest of my life with him. She agreed to allow us to post her compelling story in her own words.

Recently, DASH received an email from “T” (we are protecting her identity for privacy reasons), describing her abusive dating relationship.

Breakup violence among teens is a crime that has no zip code. A relationship ends and what happens is an emotional surge of uncontrollable anger.

It can be verbal or physical and sometimes, as in the case of Wayland, Mass., teen Lauren Astley, it can end in death. Researchers estimate that one in three young adults between the ages of 14 and 20 has experienced some form of dating violence.