Abusive dating relationship signs
Whitley Grant is project coordinator for Resources, Intervention, Service and Education, an anti-intimate partner violence and sexual violence resource on Shaw University's campus.Grant said a major challenge in her efforts is that many students don’t recognize abusive behavior when they see it.Giving away one's email, computer or social media passwords increases the likelihood of digital dating abuse.More than one-third of dating college students give passwords to their partner, which can make them more vulnerable to these forms of abuse.A comprehensive poll of college students regarding dating abuse on campus found around 22 percent of college women reported being physically abused in a dating relationship.This study was performed in 2011 by Knowledge Networks on behalf of women's fashion company Liz Claiborne, Inc.Grant states that once it becomes clear that emotional abuse is happening, whether digitally or face-to-face, negative perceptions of people who use campus resources as "weak" make it difficult to convince victims to seek help for themselves or recommend it to others."Because there is a stigma around mental health issues, sometimes the fact that the resources are in the mental health center can discourage people from walking in," Grant said.
Also, many national groups and nonprofits, like Break the Cycle, Futures Without Violence, Men Can Stop Rape, National Domestic Violence Hotline, and the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network help provide assistance for victims, abusers, and family members of abusers or abuse victims.The more subtle nature of emotional abuse can make this identification even more difficult.When students don't know what to look for, it can cause problems for those seeking to fight the dating abuse culture on campus.They're losers." "Your parents don't understand our relationship.I’d rather you didn’t go to their house." "I don’t like them.