However, these behaviors can become abusive and develop into more serious forms of violence.Teen dating violence [PDF 187KB] is defined as the physical, sexual, psychological, or emotional violence within a dating relationship, including stalking. Teen dating violence (physical and sexual) among US high school students: Findings from the 2013 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey. As teens develop emotionally, they are heavily influenced by experiences in their relationships.
In situations of dating violence, one partner tries to exert power and control over the other partner through physical abuse or sexual assault.
When people think of domestic abuse, they often focus on domestic violence.
But domestic abuse occurs whenever one person in an intimate relationship or marriage tries to dominate and control the other person.
That's why it's so important that you learn the signs of abusive relationships as soon as you start dating.
If any of the signs below are true for your relationship, get help.