Types dating relationship violence
All of the components work together to reinforce healthy relationship messages and reduce behaviors that increase the risk of dating violence.
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Some abusers inflict harm onto other targets, such as children or pets, in order to hurt the victim.
Others deny medical care, food, water and/or sleep to their victims.
Behaviors need not leave bruises or other marks in order to be considered physically violent.If a partner is abusive during the dating or courtship phase of a relationship, his/her actions will worsen if the relationship moves to a more committed phase such as engagement, living together, or marriage.