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Common Reasons Teens Avoid Sharing About Dating Violence

Only 33% of teens who were in an abusive relationship ever told anyone about the abuse. [2]

Here are some reasons teens avoid sharing:

  • Inexperienced with dating and dating relationships
  • Pressure from peers
  • Desire for independence from their parents
  • Holding on to “romantic” view of love, dating, relationships
  • Hope that the abuser will change