Dating violence is always wrong, and you can get help.
Dating violence includes: Dating violence often starts with emotional abuse.
Keep in mind that if you sometimes hit your partner first, you can get help learning how to stop.
Talk to a mental health professional, like a school counselor, or a doctor or nurse.
You may think alcohol or drugs make a partner abusive.
Those things may increase the chances of abuse, but they never make it right.
Machismo within our Latinx communities is most commonly presented in sets of heavily enforced gender norms and expectations.
Often coming from “La mujer […] Youth of all shapes and forms have voices that carry truth and passion. It gets buried in single story stereotypes and societal norms that tells us power comes with age or in the form of a white male.
Machismo takes forms in various ways and often is culturally ingrained within Latinx communities.
Dating violence is when one person purposely hurts or scares someone they are dating.
Dating violence happens to people of all races, cultures, incomes, and education levels.
Try to: Return to top Date rape drugs are drugs that are sometimes put into a drink to prevent a person from being able to fight back during a rape.
These drugs have no color, taste, or smell, so you would not know if someone put them in your drink.
Never get pregnant hoping that it will stop the abuse.