Teen Dating Violence: 10 Signs You’re in an Abusive Relationship

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  • Constantly Checking In on You
  • Physically Harms You
  • Emotional Manipulation
  • Doesn’t Want You Around Friends and Family
  • Forces You to Have Sex
  • Limits Your Access to Important Things
  • Stalks You
  • Sabotages Your Job
  • Is Way Too Jealous
  • It’s Going Too Fast
  • What Abuse Does to You
  • February Is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Emotional Manipulation

This is a range of damaging behavior, which includes humiliating you in public to saying mean things about your appearance and weight to threatening to hurt themselves if you two break up. Emotional abuse is about hurting you with words, shaming you and manipulating you. 

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