Types dating relationship violence
Dating violence also can be called domestic violence.
Dating and domestic violence are patterns of behaviors in relationships that includes a range of abusive actions that serve to set up forceful control of one person over the other.
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Recognizing the signs of dating and domestic violence is the first step to breaking the cycle and getting help.
Our Get Help page has many free resources available where you can talked to someone about your relationship or help you leave the relationship. Your abuser may give you apologies and loving gestures when the abuse is not happening and can make it hard to leave.
Often abusers will make you believe that you are the only one that can help them, you’re responsible to help them, that things will change, and that they truly love you.
Abusers use emotional abuse to destroy your self-esteem, your feelings of being worthy and valuable, and your independence.
This can make you feel that there is no way out of the relationship, or that your abuser is the only person who will love you.
The biggest sign that you are in an abusive relationship is that your have fear of your partner or their reactions.
Physical abuse is when someone uses physical force against you in a way that hurts you or puts you in danger.