The abuser tries to limit a dating partner’s ability to act independently, and undermines their confidence.
Verbal abuse can include swearing at a partner, insulting and belittling them, and threatening or terrorizing them with words.
Learn more about healthy relationships with our handouts and videos.
New relationships are often exciting and fun for teenagers and young adults.
Throughout this Web site, victims are often referred to as females and abusers as male.
Break the Cycle inspires and supports young people 12 - 24 to build healthy relationships and create a culture without abuse.
We are a culturally affirming organization that centers young people, caring adults, and communities in our prevention and intervention efforts.
However, it is important to tell the difference between healthy, unhealthy, and abusive relationships.
Common warning signs of dating abuse include: If you or someone you know sees these warning signs in their relationship, have them text “loveis” to 22522.