Teen abuse in a dating relationship
They're losers." "Your parents don't understand our relationship.
I’d rather you didn’t go to their house." "I don’t like them.
” If you start dating someone else, you will NEVER see your kids again!
Sexual Coercion: "If you really loved me, you'd have sex with them" "If you don't want to sleep with me, I'm just going to get it somewhere else." "I'm not wearing a condom." Along with the Power & Control Wheel it is important to recognize the red flags or warning signs of dating abuse.
It was easier to stay and suffer in private than to try to leave and be humiliated in public.
I was stuck in a psychological trap and didn't know where to turn, nobody could help me. Nobody knew I had been punched so hard I was almost knocked out.
" Intimidation: "If you just would have shut your mouth I wouldn't have hit you!
It is impossible to say for sure who will or won't abuse their partner and who will or won't be abused by their partner.
Below you will find a list of behaviors that are common among someone choosing to use abusive behavior.
I ended up in the hospital a few times and was put in counseling but I never spoke about the abuse. Nobody knew about the many deliberate close call, head-on collisions while he was threatening to "kill us both." Finally, after almost eight years of abuse, I knew I had to leave. I knew that if I continued on this path, I might never see the light through the darkness. I knew if I didn't leave I could fall back into the cycle.
Not because of some fight or big blowout, I was just done. I knew if I wanted any life at all, I had to choose me no matter what the cost. It took many years to repair the mental and emotional damage, but I'm here to say that it is possible.