Dating Abuse

Updated June, 2018.

I heard that bully, Joe, has been abusing his girlfriend, Abby, so badly that she tried to break up with him and then he became this power-monster and beat her.

What? That’s horrible! She’s my friend but I don’t know what I can do about it. She needs to talk to an expert or something.

If only it were that easy, Nicki. According to research on the topic, teens are unlikely to tell anyone about violence in their relationships. When they do talk about it, they are more likely to talk to a friend, not a teacher, counselor, parent or the authorities.

DID YOU KNOW?  Only 8% of high school students who had experienced dating aggression actually used formal sources of help.

The entire topic of dating abuse is rather large, so we are going to cover a lot in this post.

A lot of abuse happens in high school but can begin in middle school. In general, middle school seems to be when people form crushes and date, so the ability to manage it all begins here and now. Please read the following posts to explore dating abuse in greater detail.

DID YOU KNOW?  25% of teen dating relationships contain violent elements. In one study, from 30-50% of female high school students reported having already experienced teen dating violence.

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  • WLKHS1203
    Posted at 01:33h, 21 November Reply

    I have not seen any violence in a relationship.

  • WLKHS1112
    Posted at 20:31h, 08 November Reply

    I haven’t experienced violence in a relationship, so I didn’t need to do anything about it.

  • wlkhs1316
    Posted at 16:52h, 08 November Reply

    Personally I have not experienced violence in a relationship. In the future if I do experience violence in a relationship I will try to get out of the relationship or tell an adult I trust.

  • WLKHS1307
    Posted at 16:30h, 08 November Reply

    No I have never experienced violence in a relationship and hopefully I will never experience that. If there was ever violence in a relationship I think it would just be better if I just end the relationship.

  • wlkhs1319
    Posted at 16:29h, 08 November Reply

    I have never experienced violence in a relationship but if i was to i would inform a parent about the issue and try to seek help from other people.