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While we define dating violence as a pattern, that doesn't mean the first instance of abuse is not dating violence.
Dating Abuse is defined as a pattern of coercive behavior in which one person attempts to control another through threats or actual use of physical violence, sexual assault, and verbal or psychological abuse.
These acts may include physical, sexual, verbal, mental, or emotional abuse.
Examples of physical abuse are: Escaping Physical Abuse 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.They're losers." "Your parents don't understand our relationship.