Essay On Teen Dating Abuse

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Approximately 1.5 million high school boys and girls in the United States admit to being intentionally hit or physically harmed in the last year by someone they are romantically involved with. Physical abuse is not the only serious problem though, 33% of adolescents in America are victims of sexual, physical, verbal, or emotional dating abuse (“11 Facts About Teen Dating Violence”). Domestic abuse is a serious problem among adolescents and teens. It can affect a person in severe ways emotionally, physically, socially, and psychologically. Domestic violence is a problem with every age group, but it is prominent in the relationships of adolescents. It has harsh physical and emotional on the victim. The behaviors and habits of the victim may change …show more content…
Victims of physical abuse, over a long period of time, can experience a variety of physical problems. Physical consequences of long-term physical abuse can include chronic backaches, gastrointestinal disorders, and heart and circulatory conditions (“Abusive Relationships”). The behaviors of people who have been domestically abused are different from the behaviors of people who have not been abused. Victims of abuse may also engage in risky behavior, such as taking drugs, excessive alcohol abuse, engaging in unprotected sex, promiscuity, excessive eating and/or fasting (“Abusive Relationships”). Physical abuse can be dangerous to your health and being in an abusive relationship can have serious consequences on your mental and physical health. Effects can include loss of appetite, headaches, nervousness, weight loss, bruises or broken bones, sadness, self blame, confusion, anxiety, guilt, shame, mistrust of one’s self or others, depression, fear, feelings of worthlessness, terror, permanent death, and suicide (“Abusive Relationships”). Abuse can completely change a person, affecting things such as his or her daily habits and things he or she felt were important before the abuse

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