Symptoms of dating violence
The high rate of psychological TDV is particularly worrisome as it is often a harbinger of physical and/or sexual TDV later on in a relationship.
Because psychological TDV is very common, it may seem as if insults, name calling, and jealousy are simply how teens relate and show romantic interest in each other. Violence perpetration across peer and partner relationships: co-occurrence and longitudinal patterns among adolescents.
Girls who witness domestic violence in their families of origin are more likely to be victimized by their own husbands.
In 2013, over 13,000 students answered two questions: how many times in the past 12 months someone they were dating or going out with hurt them on purpose; and how many times in the past 12 months someone they were dating or going out with forced them to do sexual things that they did not want to.
For instance, sexual assault, a serious problem on college campuses, may occur between acquaintances during or after parties.
Monitoring or aggressive pursuit of someone may take place after a romantic rejection or an unwanted break up.
Domestic violence — also known as domestic abuse, intimate partner violence or abuse — may start when one partner feels the need to control and dominate the other.
Abusers may feel this need to control their partner because of low self-esteem, extreme jealousy, difficulties in regulating anger and other strong emotions, or when they feel inferior to the other partner in education and socioeconomic background.