Emotional abuse and physical abuse are both very serious.Both types of abuse have very serious consequences for both the victim and the abuser.As I saw less and less of Gary, I was angry at him for not hanging out with me. It is about two adolescents in a close relationship that went unhealthy. Decades of research conducted by psychologists can give some answers to those questions and can also raise new ones. I didn’t fully understand why he didn’t stand up for himself. These days, when we talk about emotional and verbal abuse, we need to realize that it can also happen electronically through the Internet and social media venues. Teen dating violence happens at a very difficult and challenging period of human development: adolescence, when teens are confused, experiencing changes in their bodies, hormones, brains and behaviors. Newswise — A 32-nation study of violence against dating partners by university partners found that about a third had been violent, and most incidents of partner violence involve violence by both the man and woman, according to Murray Straus, founder and co-director of the Family Research Laboratory at the University of New Hampshire.
He was only 17 and Gary and his girlfriend were inseparable.This research is part of the International Dating Violence Study, a multinational study of violence against dating partners by university students.A consortium of researchers around the world collected data from 13,601 students at 68 universities in 32 nations.Gradually, my contact with Gary went from hanging out every day to a couple times a week to only talking through Facebook and text.I voiced my concerns and at first Gary denied that we hadn’t been hanging out as frequently. Domestic abuse of women and men in Ireland: Report on the National Study of Domestic Abuse. Thomas Soiles is an undergraduate student at Guilford College, with a double major in English and psychology.