Teen dating violence stoires
Part of me felt empowered that I could now verbalize what was happening to me.I was 17 and had already endured his constant abuse for almost 2 years.He would call me saying he was standing on the edge of a cliff ready to jump if I did not get back together with him.I would drive to the cliff and beg him to get away from the edge.His friends were over which was even more disrespectful and insulting to him so he locked me in his room for 4 hours to teach me a lesson. One day at high school we received individual research projects for my Community and Family Studies class. As I was reading through all of the photocopied research I had collected, I started to cry uncontrollably.
Being choked became a regular occurrence, I knew in my gut I needed to end the relationship, I just had to figure out how to do that.
I just love you so much I hate it when other men look at you”. It made me feel like he loved me so much that it hurt him when other men paid attention to me.
It made sense to me that the least I could do was not wear shorts that attracted the attention that made him uncomfortable.
The acts of verbal abuse, and physical violence were endless.
Around the age of 19 the violence got so bad I feared for my safety like I never had before.