Teen dating violence and personal stories
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.It got to the point that I felt I could no longer figure out what I did to set him off, I just knew that when he reached a certain point of anger there was nothing I could do to stop it.I just had to keep my head down and wait for it to be over.
I wanted to support him and be there for him in any way he needed me.Jody: I know what it’s like to be disregarded and disrespected by the legal system. Jenna: We had our good times but once we were married, his desire to control everything became more obvious.Anna: It’s quite a terrible thing to admit that you have been in two abusive relationships. Kaz: I began to believe that it was my fault and felt like I was in this rollercoaster that I couldn’t get off.I had a large close-knit group of girlfriends, I am close to my parents, brother, sister, aunts, uncles, and cousins.I was the girl who would say with pride that I would never let anyone, especially a boyfriend, hit me. He opened up to me immediately sharing the struggles with his family life growing up. He told me how his father was abusive to his mother and he hated him for it.