Just as many, if not more, do not exercise, unfortunately.
Dating abuse is a pattern of abusive behaviors -- usually a series of abusive behaviors over a course of time -- used to exert power and control over a dating partner.
Look around and read our articles on abuse to learn about drug effects, the signs of drug use and alcoholism, where to get help, alternatives to using, and substance abuse treatment options.
Every relationship is different, but the things that unhealthy and abusive relationships have in common are issues of power and control.
Violent words and actions are tools an abusive partner uses to gain and maintain power and control over their partner.
Teens must understand that actions and behaviors within the context of a romantic relationship can have consequences in the real world.
A conviction of a teen dating violence offense in California can have serious long-term consequences.
Teens may not fully understand the weight of their actions – especially if they have developed an understanding of how relationships operate from portrayals in the media, movies, athletes, and television.