You agree that nobody else would ever want to be in a relationship with you.Constantly being criticized and told you aren’t good enough causes you to lose confidence and lowers your self-esteem.You may also have trouble sleeping or concentrating at work or school. Every year in the United States, 3.4 million people are stalked and youth between the ages of 18-24 experience the highest rates.
If you’re being stalked, you may be feeling stressed, vulnerable or anxious.Abuse comes in many forms — it’s not just physical.Explore the tabs below to learn a few of the common types of abuse so you can better identify them.Experiencing even one or two of these warning signs in a relationship is a red flag that abuse may be present.Remember, each type of abuse is serious and no one deserves to experience abuse of any kind. More than one in 10 high school students have already experienced some form of physical aggression from a dating partner, and many of these teens did not know what to do when it happened.As a result, you may start to blame yourself for your partner’s abusive behavior. In fact, your partner may just be trying to control or manipulate you into staying in the relationship.