Dating abuse can happen to anyone.

Dating abuse is when one person in a relationship intentionally uses abusive tactics to gain power and maintain control over their partner, over a period of time. Abusive behavior can be verbal, emotional, psychological, sexual, digital, and/or physical. The following are some signs of abusive behavior:

  • Checking their partner’s cell phone, social networking page, and email
  • Constant texting and keeping tabs on their partner
  • Extreme jealousy, possessiveness and insecurity
  • Playing mind games and using guilt trips
  • Blaming their partner for the abuse
  • Threatening or pressuring their partner into sexual activity
  • Unwanted rough or violent sexual activity
  • Keeping their partner from protecting themselves against unwanted pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases and infections.
  • Mood swings, explosive temper, angry at their partner a lot
  • Physically hurting their partner in any way
  • Telling their partner what to do, what to wear, and where to go
  • Isolating their partner from friends and family
  • Constantly putting their partner down

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