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.
Remember to save important evidence such as: You should also write down the times, places and dates all incidents occurred.
Include the names and contact information of people who witnessed what happened. You may experience nightmares, lose sleep, get depressed or feel like you’re no longer in control of your life. It can help to tell your friends and family about the stalking and develop a safety plan.
Financial abuse is usually coupled with emotional or physical abuse.
If you are not in control over your finances, or if your partner has removed money from your bank account, it can seem very scary to leave an abusive relationship.
Whether you decide to leave or stay, consider making a safety plan that includes setting aside funds in a secret location.
Many people assume abuse means that physical violence is happening, but that’s not always the case! Explore the tabs below to learn a few of the common types of abuse so you can better identify them.
Experiencing even one or two of these warning signs in a relationship is a red flag that abuse may be present.
It is important to know the warning signs to prevent more serious harm.
If you are in an unhealthy or abusive relationship, consider making a safety plan. A relationship can be unhealthy or abusive even without physical violence.