Dating abuse for teens
According to loveisrespect.org, teens stay in abusive relationships for many reasons: These statistics are particularly troubling given the lasting impact dating abuse can have on victims.
Students that had been abused by a partner were more likely than those that hadn’t to report being bullied on school grounds and missing school because they felt unsafe.
I began to believe him and..the words became my reality. Does your partner force you to do things you don't want to do?
He started forcing me to skip school lunch and have sex with him.
In fact, her abusive relationship began at the age of 15 when her high school sweetheart started physically tormenting and psychologically abusing her. Answering “ There are extreme consequences associated with unhealthy and abusive relationships. I've seen grown adults making the same mistakes over and over again.A CDC survey found that 10% of high school students had been physically hurt by a dating partner on purpose within the past year. Sexual violence was even more common, with 11% of students reporting being forced to do something sexual within the past year by a dating partner.Again, more girls (16%) reported this than boys (5%).One time he punched me so hard he gave me a black eye only because he thought I knew another a guy. Because of the abusive relationship, I didn’t have a good high school experience.” Coming from a family where intimate partner violence was prevalent, Tanisha continued to live in the vicious abusive cycle, and she eventually married her abuser. The abuse continued in her relationship until one day, she decided to break free.