mirrior dating - Myths and facts on dating violence

Remember, having sex even once can result in an unplanned pregnancy, an STD (sexually transmitted disease) or both!

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A lot of doctors and hospital time and funds are needed to help those who have been victimised or beaten. It is estimated that 1 in 4 women live in abusive relationships, and within our lifetime half of us can expect to be the victim of domestic or intimate violence. More women are killed by their partner or ex-partner than by a stranger (current UK statistics suggest one woman is murdered by her partner or expartner every 3 days).

And even where physical violence has not occurred, the emotional scars can often have a lifelong effect on the victim. Women often have to walk on eggshells and try their best to avoid another incident. This myth encourages the blame-shifting from the abuser to the abused and avoids the stark reality that only the abuser is responsible for his/her own actions.

They're signs of insecurity, and a need to control you. A person who wants to have sex with you does not necessarily love you.

Love involves much more than physical attraction, and takes time to develop.

Myth: Abuse in teen relationships will eventually stop as they get older. Truth: Abusive relationships involve a pattern of controlling behaviors that can span a lifetime and multiple victims.

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