Dating violence in asia
By analysing data that was collected regularly over the course of their lifespan, Livingston was able to identify factors that led to some of the teenagers to be involved in abusive dating relationships."It appears that family dynamics occurring in the preschool years and in middle childhood are critical in the development of aggression and dating violence in the teenage years," she added.The study was published in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence. When her close friend Alia wears sunglasses indoor, or when she forgoes her usual tank tops for long sleeves, or when she avoids seeing her on campus for a week stretch, she knows not to ask.But for young women, sexual relationship often comes attached with an emotional blackmail, something along the lines of: “If you’re good to me, I’ll marry you, but if you don’t do as I say, I will leave you and let everyone know you’re not a virgin.” Said Melia Christo, a lecturer at the Faculty of Psychology at UI: “In the teenage brain the amygdala, which regulates emotion, develops faster than the pre-frontal cortex, which rules executive function.Because the latter has not fully developed, it leads to risk-taking behavior.Extreme jealousy, possessiveness and insecurity are considered as an expression of love.
This in turn can reduce marital conflict and increase the children's self-control, and ultimately reduce involvement in aggressive behavior," she noted.
In 2014, the National Commission for the Protection of Women (Komnas Perempuan) received about 800 reports of abuses of women in the personal realm, 59% of them in marriages, 21% in dating relationships, and 20% on children.
The rest were abuses by ex-partners, ex-husbands and of domestic help.
Boys are more likely to be beaten by their parents and physically bullied by their peers.
This explains why it is hard for men to find solution to a problem that does not involve violence.