Similar to domestic violence, dating violence can involve one or more types of abuse.
It can include physical abuse, such as slapping, kicking, strangling or punching.
So, how do you know if your relationship is healthy?
All relationships exist on what we call the Relationship Spectrum.
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Jordyn Lawson of the Genesis Women’s Shelter recently spoke about teen dating violence at the 13th annual Conference on Crimes Against Women (CCAW).
A healthy relationship requires communication, honesty, trust, and respect from each partner.No matter if you have had 20 dating partners or none, it’s always good to know the difference between a healthy relationship and an abusive one.So, what do we need to know about relationships and dating violence? Let’s start with the basics – relationships are not always easy.Equality and balance go hand-in-hand in a healthy relationship, where each dating partner recognizes and supports the other’s choices, individuality and beliefs.
In a healthy relationship, both partners take responsibility for their own happiness, never expecting their partner to make them happy.
“So you have to explain that, yeah, not getting what you want sucks, but it’s part of adulthood. The biggest way we can combat domestic violence is to teach young boys and young girls that a relationship doesn’t mean you’re entitled to anything.