If you are under 18, your partner could get arrested for having sex with you, even if you agreed to have sex. See a doctor or nurse to take care of any physical problems. Friends, family, and mental health professionals all can help. If you are thinking about ending an abusive dating relationship, keep some tips in mind: If you are ending a long-term or live-in dating relationship, you may want to read our section on domestic and intimate partner violence.
Return to top If you are meeting someone you don't know or don't know well, you can take steps to stay safe.
If you are starting a relationship, be yourself -- without apology -- from the start.
It will save both parties a lot of pain down the road. Warren suggests that dating couples should avoid choosing a mate to please someone else.
So, if you are in a current relationship, ask yourself, "Can I be myself in this relationship or do I have to mask some of my feelings?
" If the answer is yes, this relationship is not for you.
Abuse can get worse during pregnancy, and it can harm the baby growing inside you.
If you haven't dated much, it can be hard to know when a relationship is unhealthy.
Some signs of teen dating abuse include: No excuses It is never okay for someone to hit you or be cruel to you.
Dating violence is when one person purposely hurts or scares someone they are dating.
Dating violence happens to people of all races, cultures, incomes, and education levels.