Teen dating violence and personal stories
I am sharing my story because of the silence that exists about this matter in our community.
Women are suffering and surviving in silence, ashamed of their past.
Today is the first day of Domestic Violence awareness month.
I have decided to open up to my readers and essentially the world and touch on my history with domestic violence and economic abuse.
When I look back on that part of my life I am astonished that I was me. That over protection equals love and that pain is better than being alone.
I’ m almost complete with my Masters Degree in Urban Policy and I’m finally traveling the world.
I told a friend yesterday that hands down, 2013 has been the best year of my life, and I know with out a fact that it would not have even been a possibility had I not decided to leave.
Teen dating violence is a pattern of behavior and tactics in which one person uses threats or acts of physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse to control, intimidate, and/or scare his or her partner.
It can occur in person or electronically and might occur between current or former dating partners. Teens may find themselves in dating violence situations because they are desensitized to violence: From witnessing domestic abuse in their personal lives, a lack of personal mentorship and positive role models, the influence of peers, and/or the normalization of violence in pop culture/media at large.
He hated Miami, so we deiced to move to his home of Cincinnati, Ohio together, where I would do my internship with the Environmental Protection Agency. In retrospect I believe I stayed because I believed in his ability to be a better person. Being someone who believes in integrity and paying what I owe, I worked my ass off to keep us afloat.