Warning signs of teen dating violence
If that person is your boyfriend or girlfriend it becomes a whole different story.As in the first warning sign calling names is about control and humiliation.It doesn’t matter if the verbal abuse takes place in front of others or not.An abusive partner will tell you that no one else will love you because you are fat, ugly, stupid – pick a word.
He may tell you not to wear revealing clothing because he doesn’t want others looking at you.
It’s just easier to put on the jeans than to wear the short shorts so he won’t call you names.
This behavior can be abusive because it takes away your personal choice.
Control – He/she tells you what to do or how to act Teen dating abuse is about control.
It’s about your partner trying to control what you do, how you act, what you say.