No one has the right to interfere with someone’s right to say no.
The abuser will pressure the victim to commit to the relationship.
It is not the purpose of the listing to imply that every person with some of these attributes is a batterer or potential batterer.
At the start of the relationship, an abuser will equate jealously with love.
Physical: Hitting, kicking, pushing, punching, slapping, choking, grabbing, throwing objects at a partner, threatening with a weapon, driving recklessly with partner in a car and/or refusing to help a sick partner.
Emotional: Constant criticism, making humiliating remarks, name-calling, mocking, yelling, swearing, making victim think she is crazy, making victim feel guilty and/or making impossible rules and punishing victim for breaking these rules.
Make sure that both you and your teen know how to respond to a survivor of dating abuse.