Types of Abuse EMOTIONAL Emotional abuse includes: repeated lying and breaking promises, withholding affection, giving the silent treatment, exhibiting extreme jealousy, keeping you away from family friends or interests, insulting and putting you down, threats, controlling your every move (how to dress, what to eat, where to go, who to see, etc.).PHYSICAL Physical abuse includes: unwanted tickling or hugging, wrestling and pinning you down, punching, kicking, shaking, slapping and attack with a weapon.Dating abuse can happen to both males and females, gay or straight, young or old, rich or poor.
1 in 5 teens in a serious relationship report being hit, slapped or pushed by a partner.
It may include physical violence, emotional or verbal abuse, sexual abuse (including being pressured or forced to have sex), or stalking.
It often starts with teasing or name-calling, and can escalate over time to physical assault and rape. Part of what makes dating violence so painful and hard to understand is that there is love mixed with the abuse.
Nearly one in 10 high school students will experience physical violence from someone they’re going out with.
Even more teens will experience verbal or emotional abuse during the relationship.