From Reaching & Teaching Teens
Power & control wheel
When one person in a relationship repeatedly scares, hurts, or puts down the other person, it is abuse. The Power & Control Wheel lists examples of each form of abuse. Remember, abuse is much more than slapping or grabbing someone.
A strong dating relationship is based on equality and respect, not power and control. Think about how you treat--and want to be treated by--someone you care about. Compare the examples of an equality-based relationship listed below with those on the above Power & Control Wheel.