Quotes on teenage dating violence

Around the age of 19 the violence got so bad I feared for my safety like I never had before.

The physical violence and his paranoia were escalating.

When I would try he would threaten the safety of me and my family, or threaten to commit suicide.

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.

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.

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.

I wanted to support him and be there for him in any way he needed me.

I happily took on the task of making him feel loved and supported no matter what, it was me who was going to show him unconditional love.I was 17 and had already endured his constant abuse for almost 2 years.The acts of verbal abuse, and physical violence were endless.I cried as each line perfectly described me, but I also cried with relief, relief that I now had a name for what I was going through, it was Domestic Violence, I was being abused.Part of me felt empowered that I could now verbalize what was happening 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.

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