I want someone to like me for me, but I also know that my limitations might be a deal-breaker for others.
At the end of the day, I am just looking for someone who can see past the fire (or at least doesn’t mind dancing in it with me to “Harvest Moon.”) But, for the right person, I would settle for low-sodium tacos, sweatpants, and watching awful horror movies together.
A survey of adult victims of dating violence found that nearly 1 in 5 women and nearly 1 in 7 men first experienced partner violence between the ages of 11 and 17 (CDC – 2012 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey).
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Admittedly, what he told me probably would have been a deal-breaker for me early on — and maybe it shouldn’t have been. I realized I didn’t care as much as I would have had I not had the chance to get to really know him.
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Prevention: The reduction of intimate partner violence relies upon identifying and addressing risk factors and developing programs to maintain and encourage healthy and safe relationships.
To prevent teen dating violence, for example, responsible adults can mentor youth and model nonviolent dating relationships.