Short dating violence stories
When I would try he would threaten the safety of me and my family, or threaten to commit suicide.
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.
It no longer felt like he was concerned for me but that he hated me.
Part of me felt empowered that I could now verbalize what was happening to me.
I remember on one occasion I wore something to his house he did not approve of.
His friends were over which was even more disrespectful and insulting to him so he locked me in his room for 4 hours to teach me a lesson. One day at high school we received individual research projects for my Community and Family Studies class. As I was reading through all of the photocopied research I had collected, I started to cry uncontrollably.
I would drive to the cliff and beg him to get away from the edge.
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.