6. WHAT ABOUT TEENS - DATING

Children from abusive families often continue this behavior if not given a positive example and permission to expect healthy relationships. What are the early warning signs of teen dating violence?

 

Stephanie McGhee, Graduate Student, Human Development & Family Studies, University of Missouri-Columbia

 

-EXCESSIVE JEALOUSY

-CONSTANTLY CHECKING IN WITH YOU OR MAKING YOU CHECK IN WITH THEM   

-ATTEMPTS TO ISOLATE YOU FROM FRIENDS OR FAMILY

-IS TOO SERIOUS ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS TOO QUICKLY

-HAS HAD A LOT OF BAD PRIOR RELATIONSHIPS AND BLAMES ALL THE PROBLEMS ON PREVIOUS PARTNERS

-IS VERY CONTROLLING. THIS MAY INCLUDE GIVING ORDERS, TELLING YOU WHAT TO WEAR AND TRYING TO MAKE ALL THE DECISIONS FOR YOU.

-BLAMES YOU WHEN HE (OR SHE) TREATS YOU BADLY BY TELLING YOU ALL THE WAYS YOU PROVOKE HIM (OR HER)

-DOES NOT TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR OWN ACTIONS

-PRESSURES YOU INTO SEXUAL ACTIVITY YOU ARE NOT COMFORTABLE WITH

-HAS A HISTORY OF FIGHTING, HURTING ANIMALS OR BRAGS ABOUT MISTREATING OTHER PEOPLE

-BELIEVES STRONGLY IN STEREOTYPICAL GENDER ROLES FOR MALES AND FEMALES

-YOU WORRY ABOUT HOW YOUR PARTNER WILL REACT TO THINGS YOU SAY OR ARE  AFRAID OF PROVOKING HIM (OR HER)

-OWNS OR USES WEAPONS

-REFUSES TO LET YOU END RELATIONSHIP

 

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