Teen Dating Violence

How do you know if you are in an abusive relationship?

Posted on 28 November 2010 by admin

There are a number of different warning signs that you may be in an abusive relationship. Abuse might be happening if your partner:

  • puts you down
  • criticizes your clothes, your friends, or the way you look
  • follows you around, phones/texts you all the time and demands to know where you are
  • tries to cut you off from your friends or family
  • hits, shoves, pinches, slaps you or throws things at you
  • threatens to hurt you or themselves if you leave
  • blames you for the hurtful things they say or do
  • tries to force you to have sex when you don’t want to

If you have any or all of these types of behavior in your relationship, this is a sign that it is an abusive relationship. Don’t hesitate to call the Klinic Crisis Line at 1-888-322-3019, 24-7, free, confidential.