” “If you start dating someone else, you will NEVER see your kids again!
” Sexual Coercion: “If you really loved me, you’d have sex with them” “If you don’t want to sleep with me, I’m just going to get it somewhere else.” “I’m not wearing a condom.” Along with the Power & Control Wheel it is important to recognize the red flags or warning signs of dating abuse.
If so, they may be signs of an abusive relationship.
Isolation/Exclusion: “Why do you want to hang out with them?
” “You didn’t remind me.” “Nothing I do is ever enough.” Punishment by withholding: He refuses to listen, he ignores your questions, he withholds eye contact and gives you the “silent treatment.” He’s punishing you!
He may refuse to give you information about where he is going, when he is coming back, about financial resources and bill payments.
If you are experiencing any of the following things, you’re in an emotionally abusive relationship: Accusing and blaming: He shifts the responsibility and the emphasis onto you for the problems in your relationship.
He says things, like: “It’s your fault.” What’s wrong with you?
I’d rather you didn’t go to their house.” “I don’t like them.
Teen Power and Control Wheel The Teen Power & Control Wheel is a helpful tool if you are unsure whether or not your relationship is unsafe.
Check out the list below and see if your partner has ever said any of these things to you.
They’re not allowed here anymore.” Peer Pressure: “If you don’t do it, I’ll tell everyone your little secret.” “Look around you! ” Anger/Emotional Abuse: “You don’t know anything, you’re so stupid.” “Who would want to be with you if we broke up?
You’re fat.” “You’re a bitch.” Using Social Status: “My boss is coming over tonight.