She may scratch, hit or slap you when she’s mad or play mind games.Because a girl may not harm you physically doesn’t mean that the abuse should be accepted by you.
They are also more likely to take IPV more seriously.
By contrast, boys are more likely to report experiencing less severe acts, such as being pinched, slapped, scratched or kicked.
Just as any girl does not deserve to be abused, neither do you. A girl may be involved in stalking behavior: constant texting or sexting, following your every move, or showing extreme jealousy.
She may be a “diva” demanding that you spend time only with her.
“Teen Mom” Amber Portwood was arrested in December 2010 after hitting her boyfriend during an episode of the reality TV show.
She was charged with two counts of domestic battery and one count of neglect of a dependent because her infant child was present at the time of the assault.
Read our articles on Defining and Evaluating a Healthy Relationship.
In recent news, teen boys have been the victims of dating abuse.
Talk to your parents, a school counselor or spiritual leader.
You can also call the National TEEN Dating Abuse Helpline at 1-866-331-9474. Telling someone doesn’t mean you can’t stand up for yourself. Measuring Sex Differences in Violence Victimization and Perpetration Within Date and Same-Sex Peer Relationships.
You may ignore the abusive language, put downs, or stalking behavior and other warning signs of an abusive relationship.