Dating violence resource center
Few of us are used to asking teenagers about their dating practices.
Yet there is growing evidence that teens are abused by their boyfriends and girlfriends at rates comparable to those of long term adult relationships.
While different people may define relationships in different ways, there are a few key ingredients that must be present in all relationships for the relationship to have a healthy foundation. In a healthy relationship, all partners are able to openly talk about and agree on what kind of activity they want to engage in. Trusting someone means that you think they are reliable, you have confidence in them and you feel safe with them physically and emotionally. Here are some questions to consider when deciding if trust is present in your relationship: Setting Boundaries in a Relationship Whether you’re casually dating or have been going out for a while, setting boundaries is an important part of any relationship.
Whether it’s holding hands, kissing, touching, or anything else, it’s really important for everyone in the relationship to feel comfortable with what’s happening. To have the healthiest relationship, partners should know each other’s wants, goals, fears and limits.
As any parent knows, it can be difficult to communicate with your teen, especially when it comes to a sensitive topic like dating violence.
We know that in a single year, nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner.
When college-aged students were asked to consider if they have ever been in an abusive relationship, 29% of women and 17% of men reported that they had.
Help us spread awareness and stop dating abuse before it starts!
Dating abuse can happen to anyone, regardless of age, financial status, race, gender, sexual orientation or background, and if we want to raise awareness about it and help prevent it, we need to start with the basics. Dating abuse is a pattern of behaviors one person uses to gain and maintain power and control over their partner.