It can happen on a first date, or when you are deeply in love.
You may think that behaviors like calling you names or insisting on seeing you all the time are a "normal" part of relationships.
But they can lead to more serious kinds of abuse, like hitting, stalking, or preventing you from using birth control.
Dating abuse is a pattern of behaviors one person uses to gain and maintain power and control over their partner.
Many people assume abuse means that physical violence is happening, but that’s not always the case!
Learn more about the warning signs of abuse and the differences between healthy and unhealthy relationships.