Any young person can experience dating abuse or unhealthy relationship behaviors, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic standing, ethnicity, religion or culture.
It does not discriminate and can happen to anyone in any relationship, whether it’s one that is casual and short-term or serious and monogamous.
Some characteristics of unhealthy relationships include: It is important to educate youth about the value of respect and the characteristics of healthy and unhealthy relationships before they start to date.
Why do you say males are more likely to use Coercive Control against females than the reverse? But Coercive Control is not simple bossiness—it’s domination. How did your personal experience with Coercive Control influence this book?
Dating violence is a pattern of abusive behaviors -- usually a series of abusive behaviors over a course of time -- used to exert power and control over a dating partner.
Maintaining open lines of communication may help them form healthy relationships and recognize the signs of unhealthy relationships, thus preventing the violence before it starts.
Invisible Chains: Overcoming Coercive Control in Your Intimate Relationship, about what it means to be in a relationship where a partner uses coercive control as a form of dating abuse. I was in a Coercive Control relationship for about 4 years, and then stalked afterwards for two years. What advice would you give to parents, educators, or other people who may work closely with young people?
Respect for both oneself and others is a key characteristic of healthy relationships.