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Understand the Warning Signs of Dating Abuse




In addition to speaking with kids, teenagers and young adults regarding how fabulous they are because of their collective differences, Different is Fabulous also instructs teenagers regarding the warning signs of dating abuse.


Break the Cycle states in part, "Being able to tell the difference between healthy, unhealthy and abusive relationships can be more difficult than you would think. No two relationships are the same, so what’s unhealthy in one relationship may be abusive in another. Although there are many signs to pay attention to in a relationship, look for these common warning signs of dating abuse:


Checking cell phones, emails or social networks without permission

Extreme jealousy or insecurity

Constant belittling or put-downs

Explosive temper

Isolation from family and friends

Making false accusations

Constant mood swings towards you

Physically inflicting pain or hurt in any way

Possessiveness

Telling someone what they can and cannot do

Repeatedly pressuring someone to have sex


Review additional helpful information to assist our teens to avoid dangerous relationships at: https://www.breakthecycle.org/warning-signs


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