TeenViolence.jpgMyth: Violence in relationships does not affect many people.

Fact: Studies estimate that one in three teens are in an abusive relationship.

Myth: Battering is only a momentary loss of temper. One incident doesn't constitute abuse.

Fact: Battering involves the establishment of fear and control in a relationship through violence and other forms of abuse used to manipulate one’s partner. Its manifestation through violence is a physical example of abuse that has already been occurring.

Myth: Domestic violence only occurs in poor, urban areas.

Fact: Women of all cultures, races, income, levels, and ages are abused by husbands, boyfriends, lovers and partners.

Myth: Men can’t be victims of violence in relationships.

Fact: Men can be abused by their girlfriends and partners, but are often unwilling to seek help because admitting abuse runs contrary to the “macho” image men are encouraged to maintain.

Myth: I'm very strong, independent and intelligent and so would never fall victim to an abusive relationship.

Fact: Anyone can find themselves in an abusive and controlling relationship, no matter if you are male or female, intelligent or worldly, or strong and independent.

reposted:  2006 Stanford University.

If you need help, or more info please feel free to contact me at (206) 230-9050,   or email me directly at strongheart@mercerislandmartialarts.com;  

About the Author:
MeLisa Turcott Strongheart is a Master Instructor and owner at Mercer Island Martial Arts. She is a 7th Dan Master Instructor. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Psychology, Mental Health Counseling. She brings these two areas of specialization to her work with families, children, teens, and in designing curriculum.

Master Strongheart emphasizes and has taught thousands of students the value and power of respect. Respect for oneself, others, and the community.

(MIMA), located on Mercer Island between Bellevue and Seattle in Washington is celebrating 24 years on the island in 2021. MIMA's curriculum is intentionally designed to build fitness, flexibility, self-defense, as well as to create a milieu that engenders physical and psychological growth, respect, courage, community activism and leadership.

MIMA has programs for families to practice side by side, as well as adult, teen, and children's classes. Also offers before and after school, and summer camp programs for kids.

You can contact through email: strongheart@mercerislandmartialarts.com; calling 206 230-9050.

The school is located at:
2630 77th Ave SE #106-108 Mercer Island, WA 98040
Parking free under the building.

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  • Great information

  • Thank you for keeping the facts out their Master Strongheart.

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