We strive to bring light to a commonly overlooked issue: teen dating violence. "Shades of Gray" refers to abusive behavior in relationships that are not always viewed by society as unhealthy. Subtle tactics and manipulative behavior to gain control over one's partner play a major role in modern day teen dating relationships. Our mission is to educate and advocate for victim rights.

 

You like your girls insane?: Comparison. (New poem)

explosivemoogle:

His voice to your words, didn’t spare a worry.
Comparing, it seems, but no, that can’t be.
You said this, he said that
He would’ve never uttered those words.
Many more he said, though, and repeated over time.

Unexpected words.
Disappointed words.
Angry words.
Sick words.

Lately, they blur.

atxbombshell:

When does caring become controlling? When does affection become obsession? When does talking become stalking? If you feel like you or someone you know might be in an abusive relationship, there are people you can talk to and resources that can help.
This is a great website for that: ThatsNotCool.com

atxbombshell:

When does caring become controlling? When does affection become obsession? When does talking become stalking?

If you feel like you or someone you know might be in an abusive relationship, there are people you can talk to and resources that can help.

This is a great website for that: ThatsNotCool.com

garrett page: The Verbally Abusive Relationship

garrettpage:

The Verbally Abusive Relationship
If you or someone you know answers ‘yes’ to one or more of the following questions, this book is required reading: * Does your partner seem irritated or angry at you several times a week? * Does he deny being angry when he clearly is? * Do your attempts to…

Bosset In Training: The Hidden Side Of Domestic Violence Men Are Victims Too (My Junior Project)

ohmylove7:

  • Did you know that 55.365 million men are battered each year?

  • Did you know that more men than women are victims of domestic violence?

  • Did you that most abused men are afraid to seek help do to the fact they maybe called cowards?

    I bet that half of you that are reading this are not…

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

During the Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, people around the nation participate in activities that promote education and awareness about teen dating abuse. This is a crucial time to talk openly about healthy and unhealthy relationships, warning signs and what we can do to lessen the frequency of dating abuse.

Why take an entire month talking about dating abuse?

  •  More than one in three teens report that their partners wanted to know where they were and who they were with all the time.
  • One in five tweens ages 13 and 14 who have been in a relationship say that they know someone who has been hit in anger by a boyfriend or girlfriend.
  • Only half of all tweens (ages 11-14) claim to know the warning signs of a bad/hurtful relationship.
  •  Almost half of teens have personally been victimized by controlling behaviors
  • One in three who have been in relationships have experienced the most serious forms of dating violence and abuse including sexual abuse, physical abuse, or threats of physical harm to a partner or self.

*according to the Liz Claiborne Inc. 2011 College Dating Violence and Abuse Poll.