Abusive dating cycle
According to a survey by the CDC, 23% of females and 14% of males who experienced abuse by an intimate partner, first experienced it between the ages of 11 and 17 years.
Sadly, many of these youth fear reporting the abuse, so the number of abuse incidents is likely much higher than is documented.
People being abused by their partners are not constantly being abused and the abuse is never inflicted at totally random times.
Every relationship is different, but the things that unhealthy and abusive relationships have in common are issues of power and control.
He started forcing me to skip school lunch and have sex with him.
Once when I refused, he threw me down a flight of stairs. I remember, he use to cut me all over my body with a knife.
He would threaten me, and tell me if I ever left him he would kill me. Plus, teens who are in abusive relationships in high school are at a greater risk of being in abusive relationships in college. Love yourself enough to get the help you need to get out of the abusive relationship. If you are the parent of a teen who is in an abusive relationship - be supportive. Abusive relationships are complicated and what your teen needs most is your unconditional love and support.”Vagi, K.
I began to believe him and..the words became my reality. Does your partner force you to do things you don't want to do?