“Young people usually go to their friends first, but they may not always know how to help,” says Glass.
They may have little or no experience with healthy dating relationships and confuse jealousy with love. Dating violence also can be called domestic violence.Dating and domestic violence are patterns of behaviors in relationships that includes a range of abusive actions that serve to set up forceful control of one person over the other. That’s how police found University of Virginia student Yeardley Love early on May 3, 2010.He was more than a dozen beers deep and repeatedly banged her head against the wall.
The first section challenges misconceptions about relationship abuse, including claims like “At least my partner isn’t hitting me” The next two sections pose a series of interactive questions designed to help you evaluate your relationship and your personal safety. After confirming that my fictitious boyfriend was the absolute asshole, I began the personal safety assessment. “Young women need that.” If you want, you can even live chat with a professional from Love Is Respect.org, a dating abuse resource.