Question: What are the long-term effects of teen dating violence?

Teenagers in physically or psychologically aggressive dating relationships are more than twice as likely to repeat such damaging relationships as adults and report increased substance use and suicidal feelings years later, compared with teens with healthy dating experiences, reports a new Cornell study.

What percentage of teens are trapped in abusive relationships?

More than 1 in 4 teenage girls in a relationship (26 percent) report enduring repeated verbal abuse. Liz Claiborne Inc. study on teen dating abuse conducted by Teenage Research Unlimited, February 2005. Eighty percent of teens regard verbal abuse as a serious issue for their age group.

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