That Aretha Franklin song Who's Zoomin' Who? http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Who's-Zoomin'-Who-lyrics-Aretha-F... On the Urban Dictionary, someone inserted they believe that ZOOMIN' refers to fooling.... trickery... who has the upper hand.....
This is the 4th article in a series about FebruaryTeen Dating Violence Prevention.
Violence in a relationship is not just male on female. And even in same sex relationships, guys have had a low inclination to report troubles like violence.More and more guys are self-reporting aggressive actions from their partner, including verbal, physical and emotional abuse.
Here is the Minnesota Teen Power and Control Wheel which explains, in cycles just how abuse happens. http://www.michigan.gov/documents/datingviolence/DHS-datingviolence-Powe... The relationship may get some down time, or honeymoon phase, but the abusive or aggressive behavior creeps back in and typically, another explosive episode follows.
Teens who are exposed to education for healthier communications and safer relationships as a goal, reduce the overall acts of violence in relationships, but it also reduces the violence in their schools.http://www.whitehouse.gov/1is2many The White House has made the 1 is 2 Many school curriculm available to youth, and the youth reports this has made a difference.
Education can consist of things that are as simple as the "Dating Rights" in the slide above.
Understanding just how healthy relationships work allows the couple to develop healthy personal boundaries for emotions, bodies, time and personal goals lets the two young people share time together that is not obsessive or consuming.
Understanding that at any point in private contact with a partner, one can say" "stop" or "no and that will be honored. Partners who understand that each partner is a person seem to have healthier short and longterm interactions.