News articles on dating abuse

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It is repetitive abuse that’s aimed at controlling, diminishing another persons well being in order to hurt, punish, harm or control them.

The silent abuser is able to switch himself off emotionally to the pain and suffering he is causing his victim and will deny he is the problem and he may tell himself or others that he is the victim.

The true victim will be further rejected not only by her abuser but also by his friends, work colleagues, family and others he is likely to meet.

The abuser needs to feel in control and he will seek constant approval from those around him and convince them that he’s the true victim.

In 1995, 7% of all murder victims were young women who were killed by their boyfriends.

In situations of dating violence, one partner tries to exert power and control over the other partner through physical abuse or sexual assault.

To deliberately cause harm to someone by use of the silent treatment, deny a person any emotional care, deny them any praise, starve them of love, affection, compliments, positive feed back, to regularly reject, degrade and deny a person any emotional responsiveness and to ignore a persons needs is mental abuse or also known as psychological abuse.

Dating violence is violence that occurs within a dating relationship rather than, say, marriage; and dating violence is as much a problem for teenagers as it is for adults.

In fact, statistics show that one-in-three teenagers have experienced teenage domestic violence in a dating relationship.

Digital dating abuse was also found to be associated with online bullying.

"School nurses can prepare for this task by being aware and making others aware that online and offline behaviors are becoming increasingly blurred in teens' lives and that digital dating abuse may be a warning sign of traditional abuse," said Jeff Temple, co-author of the paper and The University of Texas Medical Branch associate professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology.

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