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Dating abuse is any behavior that one person uses in a relationship to
gain and maintain control over their partner.
Dating abuse may include…

Emotional/verbal abuse
insults, name-calling, spreading rumors, stalking, threats

Physical abuse
hitting, kicking, biting, strangling, using weapons, throwing things

Sexual abuse
involuntary sex, rape, flirting with other people, refusing to use protection

Financial abuse
taking or spending money without permission, stealing possessions, disturbing
someone at work or school

Identity abuse
making fun of, insulting, or using someone’s religion, nationality, sexual
orientation, gender, age, etc. against them
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