Teen dating violence and personal stories

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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.The pressure of feeling like I literally had his life in my hands was too much for me to handle at the age of 19.I felt more helpless each time I attempted to break up.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.

Each and every day I heard all of these insults and many more from the person I thought loved me until I no longer knew who I was.

Jane: My journey to hell and back began twelve years ago.

Katherine: When his violence became much worse and was being directed at the children, I changed.

I could not talk to any males without his permission, and if I was not with him I had to wait for his call.

I remember on one occasion I wore something to his house he did not approve of.

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