Dating violence young women in danger
Even though I've been out of the relationship for three years, I feel like I'm still sitting there,'" Ray-Jones says.
"It really has long-term impacts on a woman, and it takes a really long time to heal from." While still common, incidences of domestic violence, along with other crimes, have decreased significantly since the mid-'90s.
There are a lot of strategies that an abusive partner uses in order to control their partners aside from physical violence — verbal abuse, isolation, controlling the finances, reproductive coercion, sabotaging birth control so a partner gets pregnant and he's saying she has to stay home with the baby. In the 18 years I've been doing this, I've never worked with a victim who said it was only one time.Unfortunately, this can also be one of the most dangerous times in a woman’s life.Women ages 16-24 experience the highest rate of intimate partner violence.Abusers may also push your sexual boundaries by coercing, pressuring, threatening, or intimidating you into unwanted sexual activity, or even sexually assaulting you.And reproductive coercion — tampering with your birth control or pressuring you to get pregnant — is another common abuse tactic, with 1 in 3 women in relationships with abusers also experiencing reproductive abuse, and 1 in 8 women who aren't in relationships with abusive partners reporting such coercion. If someone abuses you, it's an obvious decision to leave the relationship.