Dating Violence

What is Dating Violence?  

Violence committed by a person (A) Who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim; and (B) Where the existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on a consideration of the following factors;

  • The length of the relationship
  • The type of relationship
  • The frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship
Associated State of Nebraska Statute  
  • Statutes 28-323 and 42-903 define a dating relationship as "Frequent, intimate associations primarily characterized by the expectation of affectional or sexual involvement, but does not include a casual relationship or an ordinary association between persons in a business or social context.
Signs of Emotional Abuse  
  • Name calling, insults you or continually criticizes you
  • Humiliates you in public
  • Does not trust you and acts jealous or possessive
  • Tries to isolate you from family and friends
  • Constantly checks on you, monitoring where you go, who you call and who you spend time with
  • Blames you for problems in the relationship
  • Does not want you to work
  • Controls finances or refuses to share money
  • Punishes you by withholding affection
  • Threatens to disclose a secret
  • Threatens suicide if you assert independence
  • Threatens to hurt you, your family or your pets
Signs of Physical Abuse  
  • Damages property when angry (throws objects, punches walls, kicks doors)
  • Pushed, slapped, bitten, kicked or strangled you
  • Abandoned you in a dangerous or unfamiliar place
  • Scared you by driving recklessly
  • Used a weapon to threaten or hurt you
  • Forced you to leave your home
  • Trapped you in your home or kept you from leaving
  • Prevented you from calling the police or seeking medical attention
  • Hurt or threatened or hurt someone you care about
  • Used physical force in sexual situations