Abuse against dating teen
It was easier to stay and suffer in private than to try to leave and be humiliated in public.
I was stuck in a psychological trap and didn't know where to turn, nobody could help me. Nobody knew I had been punched so hard I was almost knocked out.
TEAR stands for Teens Experiencing Abusive Relationships.
TEAR is an organization founded by teens in 2003 with the mission to prevent dating abuse through education.
Unfortunately, as teens form their first romantic relationships, they often are unclear about what constitutes a healthy relationship.
Often, verbal and emotional abuse erodes girls’ self-esteem, making it more difficult to summon the courage to tell someone about the abuse, let alone end the relationship.
The number of incidents and the severity of the abuse increases as the relationship continues. Very few tell anyone who could help, such as a parent a teacher, a counselor, or the police.’ Does your partner make your choose between him/her or family and friends?