You haven’t done anything wrong and you can’t make your partner act differently by changing your behavior. Consider leaving your partner before the abuse gets worse.Abuse in a dating relationship can take many forms and can include a variety of behaviors: Emotional Abuse: Name-calling, put downs, not respecting your decisions.You likely have mixed feelings about what to do and wonder if you’re doing the right thing. Think about the following points as you consider your options: Care for yourself. Physical violence usually does not occur in isolation and is used after other abusive behaviors are already present in the relationship.
It’s a hard decision; it may not be the right one for you.
The NSVRC works to address the causes and impact of sexual violence through collaboration, prevention efforts and the distribution of resources.
National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center, Center for Safe Youth: Help for at-risk teen and their families.
And since every relationship is different, the signs of domestic violence won’t be the same for everyone.
To get power and control, abusers use several types of abuse: If you or someone you know is experiencing one or more of these and would like to talk to a advocate to discuss the situation, receive support and to learn about options call the confidential Minnesota Day One Crisis Hotline at 1.866.223.1111 If you think your relationship is unhealthy or abusive, the most important thing is your safety. Stay in touch with friends, family, teachers, and others. Obsessive amounts of texts, calls, or contact in person or online Threats: Saying they will hurt you, others, or themselves (suicide) if the relationship ends.