Reality check

Does your partner...

*Embarass you with bad names & put downs?

*Look at you or act in ways that scare you?

*Control what you do, who you see or talk to, or where you go?

*Constantly call, text or IM you?

*Stop you from seeing or talking to friends or family?

*Take your money, make you ask for money or refuse to give you money?

*Make all the decisions?

*Tell you that you're a bad person?

*Act like the abuse is no big deal, that it's your fault or even deny doing it?

*Destroy your property or threaten to hurt your family or pets?

*Intimidate you with weapons?

*Shove, slap or hit you?

*Force or coerce you to have sex?

*Threaten to break up with you?

Did you know?

One in 3 teens reports knowing a friend or peer who has been hit, punched, kicked, slapped or physically hurt by their dating partner.  Violent relationships begin at an average age of 15.

What do we mean when we talk about dating violence?
Dating violence isn't an argument every once in a while or a bad mood after a bad day.  Warning signs can be extreme jealousy and quick involvement in the relationship.  Remember, you have a choice in who you date!  Dating violence (or relationship violence) is a pattern of violent behavior that someone uses against a girlfriend or a boyfriend.

Abuse can cause injury and even death, but it doesn't have to be physical.  It can include verbal and emotional abuse, constant insults, isolation from friends and family, name calling, control and it can also include sexual abuse.

It can happen to anyone, at any age, regardless of race, religion, level of education or economic background.  Dating violence also occurs in same-sex relationships.

Did you know?

Females ages 16-24 are more vulnerable to intimate partner violence than any other age group.  50% of teenage girls ages 14 to 17 report knowing someone their age who has been hit or beaten by a boyfriend.

Did you know?

Physical and sexual abuse against adolescent girls in dating relationships increases the likelihood that the girl will abuse drugs and/or alcohol, develop an eating disorder, consider and/or attempt suicide, engage in risky sexual behavior and/or become pregnant.

According, to a recent article published in the Hartford Courant Connecticut saw a slight decrease last year in reported domestic violence cases. To continue reading article click here:

Hitting your girlfriend or boyfriend is a crime, just like robbery or rape. 

It is Against the Law!!

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