When love really hurts dating violence curriculum
Welcome to one of the most challenging phases of parenting—adolescence.
In all likelihood, your young teen is experiencing significant emotional, psychological and physical changes.
Recognizing the signs of dating and domestic violence is the first step to breaking the cycle and getting help.
No one needs to live in fear and experience the pain you have.
If you need support there are people and resources available to help.
Remember, no matter whom the abuse comes from, man or woman, parent or partner, older adult or teenager it is never okay and you never deserve it.And, while your teen needs you more than ever to help them through this challenging time, they are also seeking independence and turning to peers.While it may seem easier to let your teen shake you loose, hang on. Right now, your teen is forming relationships that set the stage for future relationships.The biggest sign that you are in an abusive relationship is that your have fear of your partner or their reactions.Listen to yourself about your relationship and remember you are important and deserve to question all your relationships to make sure you have a healthy, loving, and fulfilling relationship.
Often abusers will make you believe that you are the only one that can help them, you’re responsible to help them, that things will change, and that they truly love you.