The popularity of the series shows just how much attention girls are giving to the examples of lovers displayed in Edward and Bella's world.To them, Edward represents the troubled soul who is waiting to be tamed by just the right woman; it's the modern " fans may unwittingly model a relationship that is far from healthy.
Emotional abuse includes behaviors such as name calling, threatening, insulting, shaming, manipulating, criticizing, controlling access to friends and family, expecting a partner to check in constantly, and using technology like texting to control and batter.
Teen dating violence is a serious public health issue.
Teens may not call it “dating” but studies show that by the time they are in middle school, many young people are involved in intimate, romantic dating relationships.
A study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found that 75 percent of seventh graders report having a boyfriend or girlfriend.
The line should be drawn with what it is that is being requested. The affection and attention soon becomes excessive and obsessive, which is unhealthy.
Like the relationship, the abuser is not always bad. Every couple of years, I teach a class called "Psychology in Film." When I tell people about it, they often ask, "Are there enough movies about psychology for an entire class?" My response is first shock, then slight annoyance, then my vocal response of, " As my initial posting for this new blog, I'd like to focus on the "Twilight" movies (based on the books by Stephenie Meyer).Healthy relationships consist of a system of checks and balances combined with equality, individuality, and compromise.In an abusive relationship one partner takes advantage of these goals and uses them against their partner as a way to manipulate them into doing what they want.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each year about one in 11 teens report being a victim of physical abuse – and one in five teens report being a victim of emotional abuse.