It can be verbal, physical, or emotional abuse by one partner against the other within the context of either casual dating or a long-term relationship.
Dating violence can take many forms, including psychological and emotional abuse, physical abuse, and sexual abuse.
Question #2: Why do you think abuse occurs in some teenage dating relationships?
Answer #2: Abuse occurs in a dating relationship because abusers have a sense of entitlement, i.e., they believe they have the right to behave this way, that they are entitled to all of their partner's attention, affection, loyalty and time.
The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey conducted in 2010 by the CDC found that more than 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men in the U. are survivors of relationship violence in their lifetime.