Abusive teen boyfriends display many of the same warning signs as abusive adult men. Here are some of the things to watch out for if you’re a teen girl in a relationship. An abusive boyfriend may display any of the following behavior:
Studies show that one in three teen girls will suffer some form of sexual abuse in a relationship.Twenty-five percent of girls reported they had been slapped, beaten or kicked, while only one in seventeen boys report physical abuse. One in six girls has been forced to have sex against their will.
One troubling statistic is teen girls who date significantly older guys may suffer an abuse rate as high as 75%.
This has got to stop! Teen boys who abuse their girlfriends more often than not go on to become perpetrators of criminal domestic violence.
Girls, this is NOT something your boyfriend will just “grow out of” without help! Another way to predict whether a boyfriend may become abusive is to watch how he treats he women in his life. If he’s constantly calling them derogatory names or physically abusing a sister or mother, chances are in time he’ll abuse any woman in his life.
Don’t con yourself into thinking he’ll become a better person over time and you’ll stay with him hoping this holds true. Judge a relationship on present time and not on future promises. If your boyfriend is doing drugs, lazy, won’t work or treats you like crap then this is likely the pattern the relationship will follow.
Don’t stay in a relationship with an abusive teen boyfriend as statistics show those abused as teens are more likely to choose abusive men as they look for adult relationships.