Dating abuse or dating violence is the perpetration or threat of an act of violence by at least one member of an unmarried couple on the other member in the context of dating or courtship.
It also arises when one partner tries to maintain power and control over the other through abuse or violence, for example when a relationship has broken down.
It can happen on a first date, or once you’ve fallen deeply in love. Learn the signs of dating violence or abuse and how to get help.
This abuse or violence can take a number of forms, such as sexual assault, sexual harassment, threats, physical violence, verbal, mental, or emotional abuse, social sabotage, and stalking. It can include psychological abuse, emotional blackmail, sexual abuse, physical abuse and psychological manipulation.
Though most frequently the perpetrator of abuse is a male partner against a female partner, abuse by a female partner against a male also takes place.
Digital abuse can include: In a healthy relationship, both partners respect relationship boundaries.
You do not have to send any photos that make you uncomfortable.
Once you send a revealing photo, you have no control over who sees it.