Newspaper article about dating violence
Slowly little things were said that I initially thought came from a caring place, “wow you look like you have gained weight”, “you really think that guy was hitting on you?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.I mean not many guys like a girl your size and a flat chest”; “I don’t like when you wear those shorts, they are way too short.
I just love you so much I hate it when other men look at you”. It made me feel like he loved me so much that it hurt him when other men paid attention to me.
When I would try he would threaten the safety of me and my family, or threaten to commit suicide.