For each person, eeither a victim or a perpetrator of relationship abuse, their reasons and motivations are different.These are a few of the most common ones: Victims may stay in abusive relationship because they...
The researchers found, however, that psychological and physical violence together seemed to have more long-term effects on girls than boys.
Researchers analyzed surveys of nearly 6,000 teens across the United States that were taken when the teens were between the ages of 12 and 18, and again five years later.
The surveys asked about physical and psychological violence in romantic relationships, and also about feeling depressed, having suicidal thoughts, drinking and doing drugs."What stood out was, across both genders and types of victimization, teens who experienced teen dating violence were two to three times more likely to be re-victimized by a partner in young adulthood," said study author Deinera Exner-Cortens, a graduate student in the department of human development at Cornell University in Ithaca, N. Exner-Cortens and her colleagues also found that teens who were victims of dating violence faced higher rates of depression, suicidal thoughts and heavy drinking, which varied by gender. 10 and in the January 2013 print issue of the journal Pediatrics."Romantic relationships are really important developmental experiences, where [teens] develop their identity," Exner-Cortens said.
The second is to tell someone that you are being abused, either a parent, trusted adult or friend, the police, or a sibling.
They will create a safety net, a circle of support surrounding you and willing to help.