Signs that a teen may be a victim of an abusive relationship: If your teen does not choose to talk, they may still be listening.
Otherwise, call the following numbers for help now.
Children who have been victims of maltreatment can develop emotion regulation problems that affect many areas of their lives.
Some survivors of abuse can experience symptoms of posttraumatic stress, anxiety, and depression throughout life.
If you think you are in an abusive relationship, see “What to Do if You Are Being Abused,” below. Seek help, because without help, dating violence will escalate.
In almost all abusive relationships, men abuse women.
The Centre for Promoting Alternatives to Violence describes abusers as being obsessively jealous and possessive, overly confident, having mood swings or a history of violence or temper, seeking to isolate their partner from family, friends and colleagues, and having a tendency to blame external stressors.