Dating violence myths
And, not all domestic partners can be or are married.Fact: People who are abused by their dating or domestic partner do not stay in the relationship because they like being bullied.One in three high school students have been or will be involved in an abusive relationship. Some victims provoke the violence committed by their dates by making them jealous, acting mean, or teasing them into thinking they want to have sex.
Males are more likely to report they use violence to intimidate, cause fear, or force their girlfriends into doing something. Results of teen dating violence and sexual assault include serious physical harm, emotional damage, sexually transmitted disease, unwanted pregnancy, and death.Relationship violence is a tactic that an individual chooses to use in an attempt to exert power over and control their partner.The target of the violence is never to blame for the choice an abuser makes to use violence against a partner.1 in 5 college students reported some form of physical violence and abuse in their dating relationships.REALITY: Most abusers do not use violence at the workplace or in other non-intimate relationships to solve conflict.
Domestic and relationship violence can begin when adolescents start dating.