Constantly being criticized and told you aren’t good enough causes you to lose confidence and lowers your self-esteem.
As a result, you may start to blame yourself for your partner’s abusive behavior. In fact, your partner may just be trying to control or manipulate you into staying in the relationship.
Remember, each type of abuse is serious and no one deserves to experience abuse of any kind. More than one in 10 high school students have already experienced some form of physical aggression from a dating partner, and many of these teens did not know what to do when it happened.
If you recognize any of these warning signs in your own relationship, you can always call, chat or text with a loveisrespect peer advocate. If you are in a similar situation: Unhealthy or abusive relationships usually get worse.
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