Questions about dating violence
The number of incidents and the severity of the abuse increases as the relationship continues. Very few tell anyone who could help, such as a parent a teacher, a counselor, or the police.
About one in ten teen couples is affected by dating violence.
He had just moved to Atlanta from Chicago and had this whole stereotypical macho thing about him.
We’d just met, so I can only imagine the infinite possibilities swirling in his head.
THERE'S NO ONE I CAN TRUST: THE IMPACT OF MANDATORY REPORTING ON THE HELP-SEEKING AND WELL-BEING OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SURVIVORS, Carrie Lippy, Connie Burk and Margaret Hobart, National LGBTQ DV Capacity Building Learning Center UNDERSTANDING THE NATURE AND DYNAMICS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, Missouri Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence, Jefferson City, MO: revised May 2012.
Answer Question #4: How may alcohol and other drugs contribute to an abusive relationship? Answer Question #6: How can a couple work together to make decisions in a relationship?Questions to ask in identifying abusive behavior: Are you unable to disagree with him/her?Does your partner put you down, but then tell you he/she loves you?Have you been held down, shoved, pushed, hit, kicked, or had things thrown at you by your partner?’ Does your partner make your choose between him/her or family and friends?
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That didn’t stop the intense expression of confusion that spread across his face.“So you’re a man? “Do you know how lucky you are that I’m not, like, crazy?