While the percentages in these studies may seem high to you, they are consistent with many other studies of those in these earlier stages of life.In our study, we focused on the odds that people who reported aggression in their romantic relationships would break up in the future.We also found that those who were living together—compared to dating and not living together—were more likely to report that their relationship experienced physical aggression within the prior year.A recent article published by the Institute for Family Studies synthesized two prior studies that examined the link between physical aggression and cohabitation.
Classifying short-term relationships as “casual” or long-term ones as “serious” may ignore heterogeneity within these categories that may have implications for contraceptive use.
Intimate violence can take a number of forms including physical, verbal, emotional, economic and sexual abuse.
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines intimate partner violence as "...
Researchers don't know if any of these events causes the others, however.
While it's possible that dating violence could cause thoughts of suicide, it's also possible that children who are depressed are more likely than others to fall into abusive relationships, says Adiaha Spinks-Franklin, a developmental and behavioral pediatrician at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston who was not involved in the new study.