Teen dating violence stoires

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.

Slowly little things were said that I initially thought came from a caring place: “wow you look like you have gained weight”, “you really think that guy was hitting on you?

I mean not many guys like a girl your size and a flat chest”, “I don’t like when you wear those shorts, they are way too short.

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.Over the last year of our 4 year relationship, I cannot begin to count the number of times I attempted to break up with him.When I would try he would threaten the safety of me and my family, or threaten to commit suicide.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.

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