Teen dating violence is a growing problem in the US; nearly one third of teen relationships are characterized as unhealthy of violent.
It is not always easy to tell if a relationship is unhealthy or abusive, especially if you are the person in the relationship. However, there are some warning signs that teens can watch out for in their relationships.
There are other signs that a relationship might be unhealthy. If you feel that there is something unhealthy or wrong with the relationship, trust yourself. It is normal for people in unhealthy relationships to feel very unsure about what they want to do. Talking with an advocate is a good first step in figuring out how you feel and what your options might be. CADA's services are free and confidential to all victims and survivors.
Check out the following resources for a lot more information about intimate partner violence and how you can either give or get help with relationships.