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She has written a book, Tornado Warning, A Memoir Of Teen Dating Violence And Its Effect On A Woman’s Life, started a non-profit organization which seeks to build self-esteem in girls called Girls Know More, and is out in our community speaking to high schools and organizations about the realities of relationship abuse.
She is demystifying the myths of abusive relationships one person at a time—abuse can happen to anyone, it does not discriminate and awareness begins with having the courage to stand up and ask people to see it for what it is and join her in her crusade to end it.
I’m afraid he does have this rather annoying habit of saying things as he sees them, though his choice of words leaves much to be desired.
So when he wrote, and I quote, “Pay up or I’ll cut the little bitch up real nasty.” I’m afraid that is exactly what he meant.
It was extremely crude, both in terms of its layout and the vulgarity of the language used.
Spencer, Can I begin by offering you my sincere apologies for the disgraceful ransom note you received yesterday.
I grew up in a household where violence was never an issue.
We never discussed it beyond the general basics most children learn, no one is allowed to physically harm you, make sure you tell us if you are being bullied, and never bully or physically hurt anyone else.
But of course, hind sight is a wonderful thing and all I saw was a good looking, sweet and loving man whom I was lucky to be dating."Julie's Domestic Violence Story - Julie's domestic violence story comes from a very brave woman, who despite still being a current victim of abuse, still thinks and cares enough about other domestic abuse victims to want to tell her story and warn them.
Nola's Domestic Violence Story - Nola's domestic violence story shows just why abuse victims stay in abusive relationships, or why, having managed to leave once, they can find themselves back together with their abuser again ...
I was the girl who would say with pride that I would never let anyone, especially a boyfriend, hit me. He opened up to me immediately sharing the struggles with his family life growing up. He told me how his father was abusive to his mother and he hated him for it.