Something hard for people to understand. The most dangerous time for any victim is when they are in the process of leaving. Leaving a vio...
Something hard for people to understand.
The most dangerous time for any victim is when they are in the process of leaving.
Leaving a violent relationship is especially difficult for teens.
Abusive teen dating partners can manipulate partners with manipulation:
promises to do better
public song dedications/shout-outs
apologies, apologies, apologies, apologies, apologies
using peers to pressure their partner into forgiving them (division, bullying, or encouragement to re-unify)
"We are the "it" couple"
"Everyone wants what we have"
"People telling you to leave me are just jealous"
"They don't understand us."
"We should talk. We ride the same bus. We are in the same classes. We have the same friends. Please talk to me."
Manipulating adults into supporting re-unification (teachers, parents, kin, coaches, church leaders & congregants)
Trying to re-focus the victim to the "greater good" of their "future" together rather than the current behavior choices
Using the mean girls/boys in the peer sphere to bully the victim