Abuse means to intentionally or recklessly cause bodily injury to you; or to place you or another person in reasonable fear of serious bodily injury; or to molest, attack, hit, stalk, threaten, batter, harass, telephone or contact you; or to disturb your peace; or to destroy your personal property. Abuse can be spoken, written or physical.
There are many forms of violence teens can experience in relationships and what people often do not realize is that most of the violence is not necessarily physical. Individuals often exert social status or employ techniques such as intimidation or peer pressure
Does something about your relationship scare you? Know the warning signs; often there are overlooked indicators that your relationship may be unhealthy.
Here are a few to remember:
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It’s your decision if you stay in a relationship, but if your relationship is unhealthy or harmful it’s important you protect yourself, and sometimes leaving the relationship is the only way to do that. This doesn’t mean ending it will
What can you do if your friend is in an abusive relationship? Most of the time abuse takes place when the couple is alone, you might not even see visible signs of abuse on your friend. Listen to your instincts,
Dating violence and abuse can happen to anyone, regardless of size, gender, or strength, the problem is often overlooked, excused, or denied. This is especially true when the abuse is psychological, rather than physical. Emotional abuse is often ignored, but