February is Teen DV Awareness Month

Unhealthy or abusive relationships take many forms, and there is not one specific behavior that causes a relationship to be categorized as such. However, there are certain behaviors that should be cause for concern. Behaviors that should raise a red flag include:

  •      Excessive jealousy or insecurity;
  •      Invasions of your privacy;
  •      Unexpected bouts of anger or rage;
  •      Unusual moodiness;
  •      Pressuring a partner into unwanted sexual activity;
  •      Blaming you for problems in the relationship and not taking any responsibility for the same;
  •      Controlling tendencies;
  •      Explosive temper;
  •      Preventing you from going out with or talking to other people;
  •      Constantly monitoring your whereabouts and checking in to see what you are doing and who you are with;
  •      Falsely accusing you of things;
  •      Vandalizing or ruining your personal property;
  •      Taunting or bullying; or
  •      Threatening or causing physical violence.

If your partner frequently engages in these behaviors it may be wise to speak with someone with whom you feel comfortable or contact LaFASA’s Helpline through chat, text. or talk. Adults who have experience with relationships may be able to provide advice that can help you to determine if you are in any danger.

This information provided by http://www.teendvmonth.org/ . For more information on this subject, visit their website.

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