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February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness MonthTop of Page
(Some of the following information has been provided by Catalyst Domestic Violence Services)
With Valentine Day in February, thoughts of love are in the air and you may be thinking what will I get from my partner or what should I get them? With decisions to be made, you could purchase a heart full of chocolate, a stuffed bear holding a heart, or a bouquet of flowers," why not think instead and talk to your partner about "Appropriate Teen Dating Awareness."
February is actually dedicated to Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. When we think about dating, the furthest thing from our mind could be that maybe we have gotten ourselves into a relationship that is not healthy. How do we know when we are in a relationship that is healthy vs unhealthy.
If you think you or someone you know is in an unhealthy relationship, stop by the counseling office to see one of the counselors or you can call 1-800-895-8476 24/7 days a week.
February 9th is National Wear Orange Day. Wear orange to show your support for teen dating violence awareness and prevention.
- They tell you who you can or can't be friends with on FB, instagram, snap chat or other sites.
- They send you negative, insulting or threatening messages online.
- They put you down in their social media posts
- They send you unwanted, explicit pictures and demand you send some in return.
- They steal or insist you give them your passwords
- They constantly text you and make you feel like you can't be separated from your phone for fear that you will be punished.
- They look through your phone frequently, check up on your pictures, texts, and outgoing calls.
"Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you'll understand what little chance you have in trying to change others" -Benjamin Franklin
Teen Dating Abuse Warning SignsTop of Page
Because all relationships lie on a spectrum, it can be hard to tell when something “crosses the line from healthy to unhealthy or unhealthy to abusive. You can use these common warning signs to help you figure out how well your relationship is going.
• Before you met your partner, you had more friends than you do now
• They threaten to break up with your or accuse you of planning to break up with them
• They believe one should be in control and the other should do what they're told
• If they text you, you must respond immediately
• They said “I love you” very early in the relationship
• They want your relationship to get too serious, too fast, and won't take “no” for an answer
• They pressure you into having sex or force you to do sexual things you don’t want to do by saying, “If you really loved me, you would...”
• They accuse you of things you have not done
• They are violent in other areas of their life: puts fists through walls, throws things when angry, bangs fists to make a point
• They force you to choose between being with them or your friends and family
• They make excuses for their behavior or say that it’s your fault
• Frequently give you “advice” about your choice of friends, clothes, activities, etc.
• They call you names and then laugh and say “I was only kidding” or “You’re too sensitive”
• You frequently have to explain yourself and are often apologizing for something
• You're afraid of them
• You're not able to express your feelings or opinions
• They threaten to hurt themselves or you if you break up
• They blame past bad relationships on everyone else instead of accepting responsibility