Dating violence and abuse

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Answer #3: Leaving an abusive relationship can be very dangerous for teen victims.Frequently when a victim attempts to leave or does leave, the abuser will escalate their behaviors of control, threaten to kill the victim, the victim's family and friends and may threaten suicide.While these outside characteristics are a contributing factor to the abuse (e.g.when present, the abuse may escalate in severity and frequency), they do not cause someone to use violence against another person.Because of this sense of entitlement the abuser makes the choice to engage in this type of behavior.

Answer #6: Both individuals should agree upon decisions made in a relationship.

Answer #7: It's important for you to understand why you are interested in helping the individual. you think the victim should leave the abuser and you plan to say this), beware.

When you tell the victim what she should do, you're acting like the abuser, making decisions for the teen victim.

It is usually after the victim has left that the abuser may commit a homicide, suicide or both.

Other barriers for a teen victim to overcome may include: Question #4: How may alcohol and other drugs contribute to an abusive relationship?

They may not have told anyone about their sexual orientation and fear being "outed".

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