It can also lead to physical violence if the relationship continues on an unhealthy path.
If you are in an unhealthy or abusive relationship, consider making a safety plan. A relationship can be unhealthy or abusive even without physical violence.
Verbal abuse may not cause physical damage, but it does cause emotional pain and scarring.
Chat with a peer advocate to learn more about local resources.
You may also want to talk to someone you trust, like a friend, family member or legal professional, about getting a protection order.
If you recognize any of these warning signs in your own relationship, you can always call, chat or text with a loveisrespect peer advocate. If you are in a similar situation: Unhealthy or abusive relationships usually get worse.
It is important to know the warning signs to prevent more serious harm.
You may also have trouble sleeping or concentrating at work or school. Every year in the United States, 3.4 million people are stalked and youth between the ages of 18-24 experience the highest rates.
Most people assume that stalkers are strangers, but actually, three in four victims are harassed by someone they know.
When we discuss domestic violence, it is often assumed that the victims are women. The less-told story is that a striking number of men are victims, too, suffering physical, mental and sexual abuse in both heterosexual and same-sex relationships.
According to the CDC, one in four adult men in the U. will become a victim of domestic violence during his lifetime.
Abuse comes in many forms — it’s not just physical.