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Since almost half of the reported incidents of teen dating violence occurred on school grounds, let’s imagine them in the hallway between classes.
They’ve been dating for a few months now and the girlfriend has stopped wearing makeup because he doesn’t want her attracting the attention of any other guys in the school. They’re more formless and cover more of her arms and legs than what she used to wear.
If we fast-forward through that hallway a few years, or possibly only a few more months, the smothering might escalate into verbal abuse, with the boyfriend telling her how stupid and worthless she is – that she’s lucky that he’s dating her because no one else would, and that might further escalate to grabbing her arm hard enough to leave bruises, or hitting her.
While involved in a relationship, it’s all too common for a teen girl to excuse a boyfriend’s behavior, especially in the early stages.
Let’s take another look at that 16-year-old and his girlfriend.
Teen abusers tend to start small, but dating violence doesn’t have to manifest in physical violence to emotionally damage a victim.