“Small controlling behaviors might not seem like a big deal at the time, but they can escalate and eventually put someone at risk,” added Pinero.
“For example, demanding to know where someone is at all times, touching or pinching parts of someone's body in public when they’ve made it clear it’s unwanted, or controlling what type of clothes someone wears—these are all abusive behaviors that violate someone’s boundaries.” The laws about sexual violence and dating violence vary by state and situation.
Identifying these early signs of abuse may provide a chance for a person at risk to exit a relationship safely before further harm occurs. “The answer to the question, ‘What does dating violence look like?
The same goes for webcams and instant messaging, too.
Next to talking one-on-one, texting is currently one of the most instant forms of communication.
With dating violence, early warning signs often begin with behaviors that are not physically violent.
These behaviors may violate a person’s boundaries, be emotionally abusive, or otherwise controlling.
Remember love shouldn’t hurt and it is your right to pursue a drama free relationship!
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness month, but dating violence can happen across all age groups.
The following information is not a legal guide or an exhaustive list—rather it’s a general list of early warning signs for behaviors that are, or could become, violent.
The month of February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Prevention.
Cell phones are a major part of our kid’s lives today. Next to talking one-on-one, texting is currently one of the most instant forms of communication.