It can happen on a first date, or when you are deeply in love.
It can happen whether you are young or old, and in heterosexual or same-sex relationships.
Dating violence is always wrong, and you can get help.
Dating violence includes: Dating violence often starts with emotional abuse.
Intimate partner violence (IPV) in adolescents is an important realm of study as, in addition to the usual negative effects of abuse, this violence occurs at a critical period in the social and mental development of a person.
This is also an important topic from a gender studies perspective as almost 32% of male adolescents engage in some form of violence, whether sexual, physical or emotional, towards their partners while adolescent violence from females is nearly half of that rate.
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.
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ASSAULTIVE OFFENSESThis section was amended by the 85th Legislature.
Other research indicates that boys who have been abused in childhood by a family member are more prone to IPV perpetration, while girls who have been abused in childhood by a family member are prone to lack empathy and self-efficacy; but the risks for the likelihood of IPV perpetration and victimization among adolescents vary and are not well understood.
There is a common misconception that aggression is stable over time.