Abusive dating cycle
He started forcing me to skip school lunch and have sex with him.
She recalls disciplining her three-year-old son, and in her scolding he told her his ‘’ (pointing to the room in which she was frequently abused) and beat her when he got home. Tanisha knew at that moment if she didn’t leave her partner the abuse cycle would repeat.
Upon reflecting on her experience, she put together 10 essential questions for youth to ask themselves to determine if they are in a healthy relationship.
Abuse comes in many forms such as physical, verbal, emotional and sexual.
Dating abuse (also known as dating violence, intimate partner violence, or relationship abuse) is a pattern of abusive behaviors -- usually a series of abusive behaviors over a course of time -- used to exert power and control over a dating partner.
Every relationship is different, but the things that unhealthy and abusive relationships have in common are issues of power and control.