One in three women and one in four men experience dating violence in their lifetime, most of them before the age of 25. With these alarmingly high rates, we beg the question, is your teen one of them? Teen dating violence includes physical, sexual, psychological and/or emotional harm caused by one partner to the other. Sometimes, relationships get so toxic that both are the abusers.
Most teenagers are not eagerly waiting to share details about their romantic relationships with their parents, so how do you get in the know? Look for the following red flags as these small signs are likely to escalate into intimate partner violence in the future.