Though you may not have seen him in thirty years or you may have eaten lunch with him yesterday, he still plays a significant part in your daily life, and likely an even greater role in every dream and nightmare.
A great deal of research has been done about the perpetrator and the effects of his abuse.
Often a victim has had so many abusers that it seems as if he or she sent a serial letter inviting them to join in the debauchery of abuse.
1 in 11 students also reported that they had been forced to have sexual intercourse when they did not want to." Emotional and Psychological Abuse When experts refer to teen dating abuse, they are not only talking about the most clear-cut examples of abuse, such as physical or sexual assault.
They are also talking about more subtle-and, as it turns out, much more common-forms of psychological and/or emotional abuse, such as stalking, cyber-stalking, insulting, cursing at, yelling at, manipulating, controlling, humiliating, or making verbal threats of violence.
It occurs within all age ranges, ethnic backgrounds, and economic levels.
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An abuser doesn’t “play fair.” Abusers use fear, guilt, shame, and intimidation to wear you down and keep you under his or her thumb.
Your abuser may also threaten you, hurt you, or hurt those around you. Abuse happens among heterosexual couples and in same-sex partnerships.
But domestic abuse occurs whenever one person in an intimate relationship or marriage tries to dominate and control the other person.
Domestic violence and abuse are used for one purpose and one purpose only: to gain and maintain total control over you.
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In other words, almost ALL teens report that they have been emotionally or psychologically mistreated, harmed, stalked, manipulated, or pressured in some way by a dating partner who claimed to love them and to have their best interest at heart.