This can make it hard to tell if you're really being abused.
If you're not sure, see Signs of Domestic Violence.
In teen relationship abuse, both boys and girls report abuse about equally.
But boys tend to start the violence more often and use greater force.
These acts may include physical, sexual, verbal, mental or emotional abuse. It doesn't matter what your gender is, what your sexual orientation is, how old you are, how much money you have, how athletic or popular you are, or who your family is.
Anyone can find themselves involved with someone who chooses to use these controlling behaviors.
In 1995, 7% of all murder victims were young women who were killed by their boyfriends.
J.," and Melissa Torres, as "Angela," are shown during a rehearsal of "Don't U Luv Me," a play that explores the concept of violence in teen dating at North Plainfield High School in North Plainfield, N. More than a third of teen guys and girls say they've been physically, emotionally or sexually abused in their dating relationships, according to new, unpublished data from a nationwide survey.
Similar numbers of both sexes say they've been abusers.
Additional new research shows teens who abuse their girlfriends and boyfriends often share a past as middle-school bullies.
Dating violence is violence that occurs within a dating relationship rather than, say, marriage; and dating violence is as much a problem for teenagers as it is for adults.
In fact, statistics show that one-in-three teenagers have experienced teenage domestic violence in a dating relationship.
Youths report emotional, physical and sexual abuse In 2012, the National Dating Abuse Helpline was contacted 39,938 times.