Questions about dating violence
I vowed as I left his place in the middle of the night that I would never put myself in that dangerous of a situation again.
And even though I now make sure people know my identity before I’m alone with a potential partner, there are still some aspects of this interaction that seem to show up in my dating life no matter how many precautions I take.
Have you been held down, shoved, pushed, hit, kicked, or had things thrown at you by your partner?
’ Does your partner make your choose between him/her or family and friends?
Teen dating violence is defined as the physical, sexual or psychological/emotional violence within a teen dating relationship, as well as stalking.
It can occur between a current or former dating partner.
I didn’t know if I’d ever have the chance to be loved. It’s all too easy to internalize the assumptions that we are rudimentary facsimiles of the people we actually want to be, or that we take on a lifestyle that’s all about mutilating our “God-given, natural” bodies.
THERE'S NO ONE I CAN TRUST: THE IMPACT OF MANDATORY REPORTING ON THE HELP-SEEKING AND WELL-BEING OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SURVIVORS, Carrie Lippy, Connie Burk and Margaret Hobart, National LGBTQ DV Capacity Building Learning Center UNDERSTANDING THE NATURE AND DYNAMICS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, Missouri Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence, Jefferson City, MO: revised May 2012.
UNDERSTANDING THE WRATH OF EMOTIONAL ABUSE, Jessica Taylor, Multi Briefs, June 11, 2014. VICTIM WANTS JUSTICE SERVED, Mike Gallagher, VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ~ VICTIMS AND ABUSERS ~ LEGAL ISSUES ~ INTERVENTIONS AND TREATMENT (volume III), edited by Joan Zorza, Civic Research Institute, Inc., Kingston, NJ.
Forms of this abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional and psychological.
Question #2: Why do you think abuse occurs in some teenage dating relationships?