I had my own guilt issues and believed that I was being punished and deserved the misfortune that happened to me.
I believed that I could not survive without my husband and was afraid of being homeless and destitute.
I later found out that he was very much in control of his actions. People who abuse often use a series of tactics besides violence including threats, intimidation, psychological abuse and isolation to control their partners. , The Seal Press, Seattle, WA, 1990.) Physical abuse is as common among high school and college-age couples as married couples.
(Jezel, Molidor, and Wright and the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Most people will end a relationship if their boyfriend or girlfriend hits them.
There are many complicated reasons why it’s difficult for a person to leave an abusive partner. Women who leave abusers are at a 75% greater chance of being killed by the abuser than those who stay. (Barnett, Martinex, Keyson, “The relationship between violence, social support, and self-blame in battered women,” No one is ever to blame for another person’s violence.
Violence is always a choice, and the responsibility is 100% with the person who is violent.
However, LGBTQ youth are even less likely than heterosexual youth to tell anyone or seek help, and there are fewer resources for these teens.Males are more likely to report they use violence to intimidate, cause fear, or force their girlfriends into doing something. Results of teen dating violence and sexual assault include serious physical harm, emotional damage, sexually transmitted disease, unwanted pregnancy, and death.One in three high school students have been or will be involved in an abusive relationship. Some victims provoke the violence committed by their dates by making them jealous, acting mean, or teasing them into thinking they want to have sex.I had been psychologically and emotionally abused for so long that I developed low self-esteem and had a low self-image.He consistently reminded me that no one else would ever love me like he did and that I should’ve been glad that he married me in the first place.