Dating in relationship violence
Dating/relationship violence is a pattern of coercive and abusive tactics employed by one partner in a relationship to gain power and control over the other partner.
It can take many forms, including physical violence, coercion, threats, intimidation, isolation, and emotional, sexual or economic abuse.
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“Relationship violence” encompasses both domestic and dating violence.
No matter what kind of relationship you have, if you are forced to have sex, it is rape.
If you are humiliated or forced to be sexual in any way, that is sexual abuse.
Relationship violence is a crime that is commonly misunderstood in our society.
Abusive relationships may include sexual violence, which is a form of physical violence.
Loving someone does not mean that you can never say “no” to sex.