Perpetrators manipulate their victims by belittling and demeaning them.
Over time, victims begin to adopt a self-image that is consistent with statements made by their abuser; i.e., they come to see themselves as worthless and deserving of abuse.
Dating violence includes both direct acts of violence and abuse, as well as indirect violence and abuse such threatening to harm the victim or threatening to harm someone or something they care about (siblings, pets, possessions, etc.) Both direct and indirect violence and abuse serve to intimidate and control the victim.
Dating doesn’t always go as you expect; your child may need someone to come to if they have a problem.
You need to keep the lines of communication open and also reiterate to them how they should treat people and expect to be treated in a relationship.
Once you’re done talking, set a good example in your relationship with your significant other.
Once your child starts dating, don’t stop talking to them about relationships.
Dating and relationship violence includes any type of physical, sexual, or emotional abuse that occurs between dating partners.