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Dating or violence

Throughout this Web site, victims are often referred to as females and abusers as male.

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.

Meanwhile, victims of relationship abuse share many traits as well, including: physical signs of injury, missing time at work or school, slipping performance at work or school, changes in mood or personality, increased use of drugs or alcohol, and increasing isolation from friends and family.

Dating violence is violence that occurs within a dating relationship rather than, say, marriage; and dating violence is as much a problem for teenagers as it is for adults.

In fact, statistics show that one-in-three teenagers have experienced teenage domestic violence in a dating relationship.

’ isn’t so straightforward—and that’s what can make it difficult to spot.” The warning signs for dating violence can be similar to warning signs for sexual assault and abuse.

With dating violence, early warning signs often begin with behaviors that are not physically violent.

Abuse can occur regardless of the couple's age, race, income, or other demographic traits.