Here are signs that a teenage partner may have tendencies toward abuse, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) for Teens.
Dating violence is also known as intimate partner violence, relationship violence, or dating abuse.
It includes sexual activity perpetrated after drugs or alcohol have impaired the abused partner’s judgment.
Digital or cyber abuse – the abuser insists on knowing the passwords to the partner’s social accounts, email, and devices for the purpose of tracking and monitoring a partner’s activities.
This includes stalking, and attempts to isolate, monitor, intimidate or humiliate.
Perpetrators may threaten to hurt themselves or their partner if there’s a breakup.