In teen relationship abuse, both boys and girls report abuse about equally.But boys tend to start the violence more often and use greater force.This can make it hard to tell if you're really being abused.

Abusive relationships have good times and bad times.

Part of what makes dating violence so confusing is that there is love mixed with the abuse.

Dating violence often starts with teasing and name calling.

These behaviors are often thought to be a “normal” part of a relationship.

A survey of adolescent and college students revealed that date rape accounted for 67% of sexual assaults and 60% of rapes take place in the victim's home or in that of a friend or relative.

Dating violence seems to decrease once young adults move beyond being a teenager.Part of this may be because of the way teenagers see themselves and because of their newness to dating.According to The Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence, young men and women may have certain beliefs that lead to higher incidence of dating violence.is manipulation by your partner to dictate who you see, and meet, even who you email, and text.You may find yourself cutting ties with friends to avoid arguments. The less people you see, the more influence the abuser can exercise over you. How do you know that you have a healthy relationship?Dating abuse is a controlling pattern of negative behaviors.