Its also not okay for your girlfriend to treat you in abusive ways.
Domestic violence is not a problem just for adults.
Does your boyfriend strike out at you or make you feel afraid or uncomfortable?
Are you afraid you will get hurt if you try to end the relationship?
Its important to know that no one has the right to hurt you as a way to control you.
She wanted to go to a party at a guys house, but I wasnt really up for it.
She said she was going no matter what I did, so I grabbed her arm and told her she couldnt leave me with nothing to do.
Quiz adapted from In Love and In Danger: A Teen’s Guide to Breaking Free of Abusive Relationships (1998) by Barry Levy. Please call for information and support if you are concerned about your relationship or have checked any or many of the items in this self-test.
We can also help those who recognize their own abusive behavior and want to change by referring you to another agency.A slap (or any kind of violence) is not a sign of love and affection. We have no right to control what someone does by threatening or hurting them.When we get so mad we want to hit somebody, we should walk away from the situation.But hurting or hitting another adult, teenager, or child is wrong. Hitting people never makes problems go way, and someone can get seriously hurt or even die.If your father or your mothers partner uses violence, they are choosing this behavior to try to control things because they think they have a right to do so. You can choose other ways to solve problems and negotiate in your relationships.She started walking away, so I pulled her hair and yanked her around.