All too often these examples suggest that violence in a relationship is normal, but violence is never acceptable. Unhealthy relationship behaviors often start early and lead to a lifetime of abuse.
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Teens often think some behaviors, like teasing and name-calling, are a “normal” part of a relationship.
However, these behaviors can become abusive and develop into more serious forms of violence.
Dating violence is always wrong, and you can get help.
Dating violence includes: Dating violence often starts with emotional abuse.Dating abuse is a controlling pattern of negative behaviors.Unhealthy relationships can start early and last a lifetime.You may think that behaviors like calling you names or insisting on seeing you all the time are a "normal" part of relationships.But they can lead to more serious kinds of abuse, like hitting, stalking, or preventing you from using birth control.A 2017 CDC Report [PDF 4.32MB] found that approximately 7% of women and 4% of men who ever experienced rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner first experienced some form of partner violence by that partner before 18 years of age. Communicating with your partner, managing uncomfortable emotions like anger and jealousy, and treating others with respect are a few ways to keep relationships healthy and nonviolent.