Myth: 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.