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Confronting Dating Violence

From: SexReally
Series: SexReally Show
Length: 12:59

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Dating_violence_thumbnail_sm_small How can you get out of it? Are there signs you should have seen? What can friends and family do to help? Is there anything you can do to avoid an abusive relationship in the first place? In honor of Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, we talked to two young women who experienced dating violence beginning in their teens - and to one expert with good advice for all of us.

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Piece Description

How can you get out of it? Are there signs you should have seen? What can friends and family do to help? Is there anything you can do to avoid an abusive relationship in the first place? In honor of Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, we talked to two young women who experienced dating violence beginning in their teens - and to one expert with good advice for all of us.

Transcript

LAURA: AT FIRST, SARAH, A HIGH SCHOOL SOPHOMORE, WAS FLATTERED BY HER NEW BOYFRIEND’S QUESTIONS. HE’D ASK THINGS LIKE, “WHO’S THAT GUY I SAW YOU TALKING TO IN THE HALL? WHERE WERE YOU LAST SATURDAY WHEN I TRIED TO CALL YOU”?

HOW COOL, SARAH THOUGHT. HE WANTS TO SPEND TIME WITH ME. HE MUST REALLY LIKE ME! THEN ONE DAY AT SCHOOL, HE THREW HER AGAINST A LOCKER. AND JUST LIKE THAT, WHAT HAD BEGUN AS A FAIRY-TALE ROMANCE WITH THE HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL STAR TURNED INTO A NIGHTMARE.

I’M LAURA SESSIONS STEPP AND THIS IS SEX.REALLY.

ACCORDING TO A GOVERNMENT STUDY, ONE OUT OF 10 TEENS HAS BEEN HIT, SLAPPED OR IN SOME OTHER WAY HURT AT THE HANDS OF A BOYFRIEND OR GIRLFRIEND. FOR YOUNG PEOPLE IN THEIR 20s, THE RATE IS MUCH HIGHER.

IN THIS PODCAST, WE’RE GOING TO HEAR FROM TWO YOUNG WOMEN WHO WERE ABUSED – AND WHOSE ABUSE WAS IGNORED BY FRIENDS AND ADULTS WHO SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER.

FIRST, WE’...
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