After effects of dating violence
These traumas can have various effects on the mind, body and spirit.It is natural to experience these, and acknowledging the effects can be an important first step in embarking on a process towards restoration and healing.
It can happen on a first date, or when you are deeply in love.
Dating violence is a pattern of verbal, physical, sexual or emotional violence against a romantic partner.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each year about one in 11 teens report being a victim of physical abuse – and one in five teens report being a victim of emotional abuse.
People who are exposed to domestic violence often experience physical, mental or spiritual shifts that can endure and worsen if they are not addressed.
According to a study done by the Centers for Disease Control, nearly three in every 10 women—about 32 million—and one in 10 men in the United States who experienced rape, physical violence and/or stalking by an intimate partner reported at least one measured impact or effect related to forms of violent behavior in that relationship.
Physical abuse includes behaviors such as shoving, pushing, hitting, slapping, punching, kicking and grabbing.