Physical signs dating violence
Notice that being hit or physically abused is only one sign of an abusive relationship.You can be in an abusive relationship without ever being hit.
Most victims are young women, who are also at greater risk for serious injury.
When children understand what a healthy relationship is, they are less likely to accept dating violence and are more likely to have positive attitudes toward gender equality, according to a recent study.
Healthy parent-child relationships also lead to more satisfaction in romantic relationships.
But when the smartphone is constantly buzzing with messages from a significant other, it could be a sign of dating violence. They often have an explosive temper, are jealous, put their partner down, isolate their date from friends and families, make false accusations, have mood swings, seem possessive or bossy, and will pressure their date to do things against his or her will. Jealous partners might text, call or email constantly or ask for their partner’s passwords and look over their date’s shoulder to view who is sending messages.
The best solution is prevention, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). A survey found that more than one of every three middle-school students has been a victim of this type of psychological dating violence.
They have a greater risk of becoming involved in an abusive act and traumatized in their own relationships, according to the AAP.