Dating physical abuse
Violent relationships can often be complex, and there are many kinds of abuse that can occur in a dating relationship: verbal, emotional, physical, and sexual.Emotional abuse originates in the aggressor’s desire to control the other person’s behavior.Sexual abuse includes unwanted sexual touching, force or pressure to get a partner to consent, rape or attempted rape, and attempting or having sex with a person who is under the influence of alcohol or drugs.Emotional abuse, verbal abuse, and domestic violence are on the rise, especially among young people.Special care is necessary here, as blamers can be really seductive in dating.
The following information is not a legal guide or an exhaustive list—rather it’s a general list of early warning signs for behaviors that are, or could become, violent.
" "You're so calm and together, and she was so crazy and paranoid." Hearing this kind of thing might make you think that all he really needs is the understanding and love of a good woman to change his luck.
This disastrous assumption flies in the face of the Law of Blame.
Unfortunately, most abusers are able to mask these tendencies in dating.
By the time many people notice the obvious red flags, they're already attached to an abuser, which makes it much harder for them to leave the relationship.