However, they are all usually characterized by high emotional intensity and often last a short period of time, but are usually flashes of romantic feelings that actually provide a training ground for future more stable relationships during adolescence.
For many teenagers, the quality of the dating experience and the predictive value of the first romantic relationship may contribute to youth's conceptualization of a relationship.
Did you know that February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month?
I had no idea until I saw someone talking about it, and I thought it would be more than worthwhile to talk a bit about why having a month of awareness of this topic is important, as well as offer some discussion fodder and a reading list of YA fiction that delves into teen dating violence.
Both young women in this novel have witnessed violence against women and experience violence themselves.
In addition to that, 1 in 5 females and 1 in 7 males report having been sexually assaulted, raped, physically hurt, or stalked by a romantic partner; those statistics are for those aged 11 to 17.
Teen dating violence is defined as the physical, sexual, or emotional violence within a dating relationship.
Teen dating violence could be also referred to as relationship abuse, intimate partner violence, relationship violence, dating abuse, domestic abuse or domestic violence.
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