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We stared at each other and she said we shouldn’t because I had a GF. We kept sneaking out for smoke breaks that night until we ran out of cigarettes. At this point I was wasted beyond what I normally get. On just about every single girlfriend I have ever had throughout my entire life.

As we we’re walking by a house, she just pulled me against a garage and unbuckled my pants. I ended up breaking it off with my girlfriend that week. It branches out from an insecurity that I may have developed in middle school when I got cheated on for the first time and I think I figured if I am the first to cheat I cant get hurt if she does the same thing.

When you think of teens and young adults in their first romantic relationships, the image of fresh-faced kids holding hands and experiencing their first kiss often come to mind. adolescents is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner, and 43% of dating college women report experiencing violent and abusive dating behaviors, including physical, sexual, tech, verbal and controlling abuse.

Although this type of puppy love may actually happen for some students, the reality is much more complicated and violent for a significant percentage of adolescents and young adults at American schools and universities. “We have unhealthy relationships that end up in murder,” says Christina Escobar, director of Love Is Respect, a non-profit organization dedicated to building healthy relationships.

Dating abuse starts when dating starts,” which can be as early as middle school.

Even if the abuse doesn’t result in a homicide, the trauma from it can affect a young victim’s development.

But a lot of companies don't let the rank and file decide--they adopt policies that ban or limit workplace dating--all in the name of lowering liability.

Enforcing these policies can take their toll on a company. Earlier this year, Best Buy's chief executive, Brian Dunn, stepped down after an investigation by the board discovered he had shown "extremely poor judgment" with a 29-year-old female employee.

Then, the end of May, a new girl started at my place and we hit it off real well.

We got drunk at a work party and kissed real quick. She doesn’t even remember.”“I have cheated a whole bunch.

Chas Rampenthal is general counsel and vice president of product development at Legal Zoom.