Experiencing even one or two of these warning signs in a relationship is a red flag that abuse may be present.Remember, each type of abuse is serious and no one deserves to experience abuse of any kind.Abuse comes in many forms — it’s not just physical.
Examples of physical abuse include: Start by learning that you are not alone.
More than one in 10 high school students have already experienced some form of physical aggression from a dating partner, and many of these teens did not know what to do when it happened.
The Center for Relationship Abuse Awareness describes dating abuse as a "pattern of abusive and coercive behaviors used to maintain power and control over a former or current intimate partner." The Family & Community Development support group at e Citizen in Singapore has described what it calls tell-tale signs of an abusive relationship.
These can include psychological abuse, emotional blackmail, sexual abuse, physical abuse and psychological manipulation.
Individuals of all walks of life can find themselves in an abusive relationship.