Types of psychology dating violence
Abusers attempt to control their partners in a variety of ways.
The following is a list of common controlling behaviors: Isolation: Trying to cut off the victim's relationship with family and friends; using jealousy to justify behavior.
Childhood play during the elementary years is often focused on same-sex groups—boys play more often with other boys and girls with other girls.
There are several scripts for moving beyond childhood play.
Forms of abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional and psychological.
The term "intimate relationships" is used here to be maximally inclusive of any romantic and/or sexual relationship between two non-biologically-related people, including dating or courtship relationships, relationships in which the romantic partners live together in the same household (cohabiting), relationships in which two people have children in common but are no longer formally romantically or sexually involved with one another, and marital relationships.
Throughout this Web site, victims are often referred to as females and abusers as male.
That reference does not change the fact that every survivor -- male or female -- deserves support, options, resources and safety.
Dating violence is a pattern of assaultive and controlling behaviors that one person uses against another in order to gain or maintain power and control in the relationship.
The abuser intentionally behaves in ways that cause fear, degradation and humiliation to control the other person.
There is the "incidental" touch, such as passing books.