No one needs to live in fear and experience the pain you have.
The biggest sign that you are in an abusive relationship is that your have fear of your partner or their reactions.
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Recognizing the signs of dating and domestic violence is the first step to breaking the cycle and getting help.
Yet teenagers frequently form their first romantic relationship without a clear understanding of what constitutes a healthy versus an unhealthy relationship.
From infants to the elderly, it affects people in all stages of life.
Many more survive violence and suffer physical, mental, and or emotional health problems throughout the rest of their lives.
Domestic violence affects men and women of any ethnic group, race, or religion; gay or straight; rich or poor; teen, adult, or elderly. In fact, 1 out of 4 women will be a victim at some point.
The abuser may use fear, bullying, and threats to gain power and control over the other person.