Breaking the cycle of dating violence
They also inquired about actual physical violence — if they had been pushed or shoved or had something thrown at them.Five years later, that same group was questioned about health behaviors — things like suicidal thoughts, self-esteem, sexually risky behavior, depression, smoking and drug use — as well as if they had been the recipient of aggressive behavior by their partner in the past year.That loving touch comforts us entirely and let’s us know that we are safe and secure.
Dating violence includes: According to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, Females ages 18 to 24 and 25 to 34 generally experienced the highest rates of intimate partner violence.
As if that isn’t alarming enough, studies have shown that girls who are victims of dating violence in high school are at higher risk for victimization during college. We have these ideas and images in our heads of what domestic violence looks like. ” But living it and judging it from the outside are two different things!
We convince ourselves that our situation isn’t domestic or dating violence based on those preconceived images and ideas. You feel alone, ashamed, afraid, depressed, judged.
Also, nearly half of all women and men in the United States have experienced psychological aggression by an intimate partner in their lifetime (48.4% and 48.8%, respectively).
And more than 1 in 3 women (35.6%) and more than 1 in 4 men (28.5%) in the United States have experienced rape, physical violence and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime. Anyone who has read more than one of my articles knows that I am a huge proponent of female empowerment.