"I think people tend to romanticize jealousy in a way that can lead people to think that their toxic relationship is a normal thing," she said.
In high school, Paquet says the topic of relationships only came up in her final year, Secondary 5 when most students are 16 or 17 years old.
Another 18-year-old Dawson College student, agreed to share her experience with a controlling boyfriend on the condition that CBC protect her identity.
She left the relationship but fears her ex-boyfriend's reaction to her comments.
An abuser will attempt to isolate the victim by severing the victim's ties to outside support and resources.
"Not wearing shorts not wearing leggings because it would show a lot of my body ... She says teaching teens about healthy and unhealthy relationships needs to happen earlier — even before high school. Tobias Avison, a 17-year-old illustration student in his first year at Dawson College, says he has noticed some signs of unhealthy relationships among people his age — not his friends, but acquaintances.As this behavior progresses the situation will worsen, and the abuser may assume all control of finances or prevent the victim from coming and going freely.A victim often has known or dated the abuser for a brief period of time before getting engaged or living together.The abuser will pressure the victim to commit to the relationship.A victim may be made to feel guilty for wanting to slow the pace or end the relationship.The abuser may show little concern for his partner's wishes and will use sulking and anger to manipulate compliance.