Recognizing dating violence
She's even invited to go to Florida with his family over spring break.
Healthy or Unhealthy It's important to be with someone for the right reasons.
The following is a list of behaviors that may indicate a potential batterer.
If you are not from the Midcoast Maine area, here are some resources that may be of help to you: the Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence at 1-866-83-4HELP or via the web at the National Domestic Violence Hotline, 1-800-799-7233 or via the web at
Physical abuse may involve pushing, slapping, hitting, pulling hair, threatening with a weapon, and sexual assault including rape.
Teen dating violence can happen to anyone, regardless of gender, race, or sexual orientation.
Abuse in a dating relationship can be confusing and frightening at any age.
But for teenagers, this abuse can be even more difficult.
At the start of the relationship, an abuser will equate jealously with love.