These species-particular behavior patterns provide a context for aspects of human reproduction, including dating.However, one particularity of the human species is that pair bonds are often formed without necessarily having the intention of reproduction.Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a serious, preventable public health problem that affects millions of Americans.The term “intimate partner violence” describes physical violence, sexual violence, stalking and psychological aggression (including coercive acts) by a current or former intimate partner.IPV can occur between heterosexual or same-sex couples and does not require sexual intimacy. It occurs on a continuum, ranging from one episode that might or might not have lasting impact to chronic and severe episodes over a period of years. A foundational aspect of any public health surveillance system is developing a standard case definition for the health outcome under surveillance.
“We are set up to be emotionally dysfunctional by our role models, both parental and societal.
Not because they don’t yearn to reach out, but because they’ve tried and found no one who cares.” – Richelle E. Auden “Lies don’t end relationships, usually the truth does.”- Unknown “One of the most difficult tasks in life, is removing someone from your heart.”-Unknown “After a while you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul and you learn that love doesn’t mean possession and company doesn’t mean security.
Goodrich “Emotional abuse is the leading reason of suicide victims.”–statistic “Emotional abuse is the silent marriage killer.”–statistic “It’s hard to look for the light when you’re lost in darkness.”- Anonymous “In health class they explained dysfunctional families… with tears I ran into the hall…” -anonymous “I wanted to tell you all my secrets but you became one of them.”-Unknown “If someone says to you I think I love you, she/he is lying, because love comes from the heart not the mind.”-Unknown “Love is about giving freedom and power, not about gaining control or possession.”-Jeffrey Fry “You said if I fall you’d be there to catch me, and I believed you…till I hit the ground.”-Unknown “He taught me how to love, but he didn’t teach me how to stop.”-Unknown “It hurts to know you’ll never remember the things I’ll never forget.”- Unknown He was my North, my South, my East and West, My working week and Sunday rest, My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song; I thought that love would last forever: I was wrong. And you begin to accept your defeats with your head up and your eyes ahead with the grace of an adult not the grief of a child.
Historically, marriages in most societies were arranged by parents and older relatives with the goal not being love but legacy and "economic stability and political alliances", according to anthropologists.
Accordingly, there was little need for a temporary trial period such as dating before a permanent community-recognized union was formed between a man and a woman.