Learning how to do relationships is a normal part of teen life, but unfortunately dating violence is way too common. One in 10 high school students have been physically abused by a boyfriend or girlfriend, and 1 in 3 teens have been abused physically, sexually, or emotionally by their partner. (Loveisrespect)
It's important to recognize characteristics of abusive relationships to keep yourself (or someone you know) safe. Here are some behaviors to look out for:
Name calling. Does your partner say ugly things about you and mask it as a joke or tell you they didn't mean it? Calling you a hoe is not respectful; it doesn't matter how commonly the term is used.
Criticizing. Does your partner make you feel insecure b...