Teen Dating Violence Awareness…
Patterns of violence don’t just suddenly happen when the marriage begins. Many warning signs occur while dating, leading to a high incidence of teen dating violence. February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and I want to help to bring awareness of this growing problem. So many teenagers are desiring love but truly do not know what love is… Love should never hurt. Love is respect, kindness, gentleness… never abusive and violent.
Checking your cell phone or email without permission
Constantly putting you down
Extreme jealousy or insecurity
Isolating you from family or friends
Making false accusations
Physically hurting you in any way
Telling you what to do
Repeatedly pressuring you to have sex
This video is an example of the warning to look for in communicating with an abuser. Just like domestic violence in households, Teen Dating Violence is all about control and manipulation.
If you need help or have any questions, please contact Love is Respect.org at
http://www.loveisrespect.org/ or call or text to :