This program tells the story of a teen relationship that at first seems like love, but is eventually taken over by possessiveness, jealousy, and anger. Greg and Tina are high school students who are so much in love that they find it hard to leave one another’s side.
From the perspective of Tina’s best friend Margie, we see how this relationship begins to take precedence over daily events such as school, homework, soccer practice, parties, and other friendships. As Greg becomes more and more aggressive and demanding, Tina faces confusing and difficult questions about her feelings for Greg.
Despite her friend Margie’s concerns, Tina finds it hard to admit that her own safety and well being are at stake. As the drama unfolds, viewers are introduced to the warning signs of an abusive relationship.
The age of the actors makes the program ideal for secondary school students, but it can also be used for a younger or a more general audience. The story is reinforced by interview segments with domestic violence counselors who make connections between events in the drama and the patterns of abuse evident in real-life situations.
The program helps young people recognize the characteristics of a dangerous relationship, and makes the point that it is NEVER too late to get help. Available in DVD format only. 45 minutes. 2005.
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