The following information is not a legal guide or an exhaustive list—rather it’s a general list of early warning signs for behaviors that are, or could become, violent.The month of February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Prevention.Dating can be a roller coaster ride of ups and downs, but sometimes there’s just too much drama. You can check out our information on healthy relationships or take our quiz to see what you think about your relationship.We also have information on how to help a friend or family member.They suggest that the victim/survivor is doing something wrong, rather than the perpetrator of the violence.In reality, there are a myriad of reasons why it is difficult to leave abusive relationships that no one can understand except the person being abused.
Loving someone does not mean that you can never say “no” to sex.
With dating violence, early warning signs often begin with behaviors that are not physically violent.
These behaviors may violate a person’s boundaries, be emotionally abusive, or otherwise controlling.
No matter what kind of relationship you have, if you are forced to have sex, it is rape.
If you are humiliated or forced to be sexual in any way, that is sexual abuse.