Dating abuse is a pattern of behaviors one person uses to gain and maintain power and control over their partner.Many people assume abuse means that physical violence is happening, but that’s not always the case! Explore the tabs below to learn a few of the common types of abuse so you can better identify them.Whether you decide to leave or stay, consider making a safety plan that includes setting aside funds in a secret location.
Include the names and contact information of people who witnessed what happened. You may experience nightmares, lose sleep, get depressed or feel like you’re no longer in control of your life. It can help to tell your friends and family about the stalking and develop a safety plan.
You can also chat with a peer advocate for support.
If you are in immediate danger, call 911 and report everything that’s happened to the police.
Get additional support by obtaining a protection order that makes it illegal for the stalker to come near.
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It can also lead to physical violence if the relationship continues on an unhealthy path.
Learn more about how to recognize emotional abuse by checking out our Power and Control Wheel.
Chat with a peer advocate to learn more about local resources.