Definition of dating violence
It can affect all people: young and old, black and white, gay and straight, rich and poor, and everyone inbetween. Friend: Is that why he made me unfriend all my guy friends on Facebook?Friend: My boyfriend is so friggin' controlling I can't stand it anymore, but I'm scared to leave him because he said he would kill himself if I ever left him. Other friend: Yup Friend: Is that why he told me that if I didn't have sex with him that he would leave me?
(a) "Dating violence" means an act, other than a defensive measure to protect oneself, by an actor that:(1) is committed against a victim or applicant for a protective order:(A) with whom the actor has or has had a dating relationship; or(B) because of the victim's or applicant's marriage to or dating relationship with an individual with whom the actor is or has been in a dating relationship or marriage; and(2) is intended to result in physical harm, bodily injury, assault, or sexual assault or that is a threat that reasonably places the victim or applicant in fear of imminent physical harm, bodily injury, assault, or sexual assault.(b) For purposes of this title, "dating relationship" means a relationship between individuals who have or have had a continuing relationship of a romantic or intimate nature. online dating sites for seniors meet single black men islamic matrimonial.single dating sites for free online dating sites for seniors asian women date black and white interracial online dating free no sign up gay chatting sites country folk dating site older dating online christian dating site free dating a country man: equestrian dating sites online dating sites for seniors russian girls pictures. country online dating...meeting sites free: meet jewish singles, ... "Family" includes individuals related by consanguinity or affinity, as determined under Sections 573.022 and 573.024, Government Code, individuals who are former spouses of each other, individuals who are the parents of the same child, without regard to marriage, and a foster child and foster parent, without regard to whether those individuals reside together. "Family violence" means:(1) an act by a member of a family or household against another member of the family or household that is intended to result in physical harm, bodily injury, assault, or sexual assault or that is a threat that reasonably places the member in fear of imminent physical harm, bodily injury, assault, or sexual assault, but does not include defensive measures to protect oneself;(2) abuse, as that term is defined by Sections 261.001(1)(C), (E), (G), (H), (I), (J), (K), and (M), by a member of a family or household toward a child of the family or household; or(3) dating violence, as that term is defined by Section 71.0021.