Category Archives: For Guys

Defining a Healthy Relationship

What is a healthy relationship? How do you know that you have a healthy relationship?

Partnerships should:

  • Bring happiness
  • Bring comfort
  • Boost your confidence and make you feel good about yourself
  • Grow – change together
  • Be positive
  • Have down time
  • Embrace each others’ schedules
  • Value each others’ opinions
  • Respect each others’ privacy

Are You Being Abusive?

Here are some top behaviors that can be considered abusive

  •  Do you constantly check up on your partner and accuse her or him of cheating or lying?
  •  Are you extremely jealous or possessive?
  •  Do you have an explosive temper?
  •  Have you hit, kicked, shoved, or thrown things at your partner?
  •  Do you constantly criticize or insult your partner?
  •  Do you become violent when you use drugs or alcohol?

Boys Can Be Victims, Too

Just because you’re a guy doesn’t mean you can’t be a victim of teen dating abuse. Statistically, girls are more likely to be the victims of teen dating abuse, but boys can be victims, too. In fact, in one study conducted in 2008, 13% of Latino 7th grade boys reported being physically abused by their partner.1 About one in ten high school students, 9.8 percent, reported being hit, slapped, punched or in some way physically abused by a partner.2 What these facts point out is that teen dating abuse crosses all genders, races, sexual orientations and economic factors.

Men Can Stop Rape, Inc.

Men Can Stop Rape’s mission is to mobilize men to use their strength for creating cultures free from violence, especially men’s violence against women.