Meanwhile, even though you might feel bad or feel for someone who's been mistreated, you need to take care of yourself — it's not healthy to stay in a relationship that involves abusive behavior of any kind.
When a boyfriend or girlfriend uses verbal insults, mean language, nasty putdowns, gets physical by hitting or slapping, or forces someone into sexual activity, it's a sign of verbal, emotional, or physical abuse.
Your girlfriend or boyfriend isn't there to make you feel good about yourself if you can't do that on your own.
Focus on being happy with yourself, and don't take on the responsibility of worrying about someone else's happiness.
What if you feel that your girlfriend or boyfriend needs too much from you?
No one deserves to be hit, shoved, or forced into anything they don't want to do.Ever heard about how it's hard for someone to love you when you don't love yourself?It's a big relationship roadblock when one or both people struggle with self-esteem problems.The and based on data from 1993-1998, reported that the highest rate of intimate violence is perpetrated against women ages 16 to 24.Though there is more intimate violence against women, there is also intimate violence against men.