Maltreatment bullying and dating violence
Maybe you're afraid that there's no one else in the whole world who would want you. Hitting, yelling, threatening, name calling, and using and hurting you sexually isn't love!
Maybe you think it's your fault that your partner is so abusive … can include ridiculing, name-calling, threats, constant criticism, controlling, belittling, and other negative behavior to scare their partner or destroy her/his self-esteem.
you might feel hurt, or could hurt your partner if one of you decides to end the relationship. Learning how to deal with these issues is one of the challenges of dating. While we want to believe that hand holding, moonlight walks, gifts, sweet words, and loving glances are all part of a dating relationship, and that these new feelings and experiences are so wonderful … You could be in a relationship where your partner is verbally, emotionally, physically, or sexually abusive. Maybe you think that it's your job to make the relationship work.
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.
Teens often think some behaviors, like teasing and name-calling, are a “normal” part of a relationship.