Abuse in teenage dating relationships
The first step in getting out of an abusive relationship is to realize that you have the right to be treated with respect and not be physically or emotionally harmed by another person. ." is a warning of possible abuse, and a sign that your partner is trying to manipulate you.
Maybe your friend is afraid to tell a parent because that will bring pressure to end the relationship.
We rely on them to help us through that roller coaster journey and we support our friends as they ride the same.
But if that journey is marked by violence, it can potentially take years for the victim to recover from what they have experienced.
Some studies report rates as high as 94% of girls and 93% of boys.
Having positive peer relationships during adolescence has been shown to be one of the most important things for teenagers’ well being, health, school attendance and achievement, and self-esteem.