You may think that behaviors like calling you names or insisting on seeing you all the time are a "normal" part of relationships.
It can also include driving recklessly or invading someone’s physical space, and in any other way making someone feel physically unsafe. Sexual While sexual abuse can be a form of physical abuse, we put it in a category by itself because it can include both physical and non-physical components.
It can involve rape or other forced sexual acts, or withholding or using sex as a weapon.
Sexual and non-sexual physical abuse also co-occur in many abusive relationships (Browne, 1987; Mahoney & Williams, 1998; Walker, 1984), and, as with emotional abuse, sexual and non-sexual abuse often are combined elements of a single abusive incident (Bergen, 1996; Browne, 1987; Finkelhor & Yllo, 1985; Russell, 1990; Walker, 1984).
As discussed by Tolman (1992), it may be somewhat artificial to separate emotional abuse from physical forms of abuse because physical forms of abuse also inflict emotional and psychological harm to victims, and both forms of abuse serve to establish dominance and control over another person.
Dating violence is violence that occurs within a dating relationship rather than, say, marriage; and dating violence is as much a problem for teenagers as it is for adults.
In fact, statistics show that one-in-three teenagers have experienced teenage domestic violence in a dating relationship.
Dating violence is when one person purposely hurts or scares someone they are dating.
Dating violence happens to people of all races, cultures, incomes, and education levels.
Part of this may be because of the way teenagers see themselves and because of their newness to dating.
According to The Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence, young men and women may have certain beliefs that lead to higher incidence of dating violence.
It can happen on a first date, or when you are deeply in love.