Kupper, "Partner Violence among Adolescents in Opposite-Sex Romantic Relationships: Findings from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health," American Journal of Public Health 91, no.

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Part of this may be because of the way teenagers see themselves and because of their newness to dating.

According to The Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence, young men and women may have certain beliefs that lead to higher incidence of dating violence.

Dating violence is violence that occurs within a dating relationship rather than, say, marriage; and dating violence is as much a problem for teenagers as it is for adults.

In fact, statistics show that one-in-three teenagers have experienced teenage domestic violence in a dating relationship.

Adolescent dating abuse perpetration: A review of findings, methodological limitations, and suggestions for future research. Waldman (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Violent Behavior and Aggression, Cambridge University Press, NY: NY.

Prevalence of Partner Violence in Same-Sex Romantic and Sexual Relationships in a National Sample of Adolescents. A survey of adolescent and college students revealed that date rape accounted for 67% of sexual assaults and 60% of rapes take place in the victim's home or in that of a friend or relative.Dating violence seems to decrease once young adults move beyond being a teenager.But, there are warning signs we can look out for, to help us spot an abusive relationship, before it goes too far. You may find yourself thinking that he is too good to be true -- because he is.He needs you to trust him and develop feelings for him, because it is much easier to control someone who loves you.When we think of abusive relationships, we often picture black eyes and broken bones.