What is dating abuse?
Dating abuse is a pattern of destructive behaviors used to exert power and control over a dating partner. While we define dating violence as a pattern, that doesn't mean the first instance of abuse is not dating violence. It just recognizes that dating violence usually involves a series of abusive behaviors over a course of time. There are many types of abuse including Emotional/Verbal Abuse, Stalking, Financial Abuse, Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, and Digital Dating Abuse.
10 Warning Signs of Abuse:
Because relationships exist on a spectrum, it can be hard to tell when a behavior crosses the line from healthy to unhealthy or even abusive. Use these warning signs of abuse to see if your relationship is going in the wrong direction: