By Alejandra Carrillo
Domestic Violence Awareness month emphasizes the importance of knowing the signs of an abusive relationship and having the strength to leave.
Break the Cycle peer educator Teresa Huang hosted “How to Recognize and Leave an Abusive Relationship” in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness month yesterday at East Los Angeles College’s S2 Recital Hall.
Huang visits high schools and colleges to help people and couples understand signs of an abusive relationship and gives tips on how to leave an abusive partner. “Dating abuse can happen to anyone. It can happen to the person who might seem like a very strong person,” Huang said.
According to breakthecycle.org, one out of three students are invovled with dating violence. Dating abuse is a pattern of controlling behavior,when a person demands power in the relationship.
Huang said that there are four types of abuse that can happen in a relationship: abusive, physical, verbal and digital.