Emotional abuse in teen dating
If you have a teen with good self esteem and that you can talk to you are probably in a better spot to help them.Keep open lines of communication and if necessary use a parent contract to clarify your specific rules about dating.
Abuse can also occur in work relationships between co-workers, or from a boss to an employee. Keep a journal and record the date, time, location, description of the incident, circumstances leading up to it and names of any witnesses present.
To prove verbal or emotional abuse you need to be able to establish an on-going, consistent pattern of behavior over a period of time.
Speak to someone about the verbal and emotional abuse.
Based in Toronto, Tanya Gulliver has been writing professionally for more than 20 years.
She is pursuing a doctorate in environmental studies focusing on catastrophic disasters.