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.
Every relationship is different, but the things that unhealthy and abusive relationships have in common are issues of power and control.
Dating/relationship violence or domestic violence can happen to anyone regardless of race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender and affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels.
The wheels were adapted by Asesoria Capacitación y Asistencia en Salud A.
The equity wheel analyzes positive partner behavior that allows a healthy life, free of violence.Dating violence is a pattern of controlling, abusive and aggressive behavior in a romantic relationship. It can include verbal, emotional, physical or sexual abuse, or a combination.Dating violence is also a form of intimate partner violence.Violent words and actions are tools an abusive partner uses to gain and maintain power and control over their partner.Any young person can experience dating abuse or unhealthy relationship behaviors, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic standing, ethnicity, religion or culture. metro area who need legal help, please contact Break the Cycle's legal services team.The wheel highlights respect, gender equity, cultural diversity, self-esteem, and a healthy and respectful reproductive decision making.