dating & violence
Dating violence is like Domestic Violence. The only difference is that you are not adults. It occurs when (usually) the guy forces himself on the girl sexually or tries to control her in some forceible or psychological way. In interviewing teenage girls regarding dating and violence, they said the violence can come in the form of emotional or verbal abuse that is simply intended to manipulate them to do what the guy wants them to do. Another form of violence and control relates to the guy not letting the girl go anywhere with her friends or even talk to another guy. He might also ask where she has been all the time, call her a liar when she responds or call her constantly to check on where she is. At first this may seem flattering because he is acting jealous. However, this is a form of control and as such is almost like stalker behavior. Most girls will fall into the trap of allowing themselves to be controlled because they initially like the attention or think they are wrong or being immature. But if you are in a dating relationship and are being made to feel badly about yourself, are being isolated from your friends, feel like you do not have any freedom, are being physically hurt -- in order for the guy to have complete control over you then you are in a violent relationship.
Please seek help immediately from a school counselor or you can Contact Us. Do not allow yourself to be used and controlled by another person.