In 1995, 7% of all murder victims were young women who were killed by their boyfriends.

In situations of dating violence, one partner tries to exert power and control over the other partner through physical abuse or sexual assault.

Relationships play a huge part in our daily lives, and people describe relationships in many different ways.

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Part of this may be because of the way teenagers see themselves and because of their newness to dating.

According to The Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence, young men and women may have certain beliefs that lead to higher incidence of dating violence.

The impact of domestic violence on children may continue through adolescence and adulthood.

Adolescents who have grown up in violent homes are at risk of recreating the abusive relationships they have seen.

You do not deserve to feel disrespected or unsafe in your relationships.

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you may be in an abusive relationship. You can call our confidential 24-hour Hotline at 1.800.895.8476.

60% say that psychological abuse has occurred in their relationships.

According to teens themselves in a 2009 survey: How do you know what to do when someone confides in you?

Teen dating violence occurs in straight and gay (LGTBQ) relationships.

Recognizing that the person you love is controlling, abusive or violent is hard even for adults.

Verbal and emotional abuse can be much harder to recognize than physical or sexual assault, but they are no less damaging.