This included emotional attachments to partners, parents, and family.
If the roles were reversed, it would be pretty obvious that the behavior constitutes relationship abuse.
But this isn’t something we talk about with teenage boys, Saewyc says.“Young men might not be recognizing it as dating violence, or abuse.
But they’re still reporting, yes, this has happened,” she adds.
“I think they might not realize that what they’re talking about is an unhealthy relationship.”These concerns aside, Saewyc cautions that it’s really hard to pin down why these trends occur because you can’t ask follow-up questions.
We’re not saying ‘Hey, have you been a victim of dating violence?