My parents came the next day and picked me up and brought me back to their place. He promised he would look after me, and he had a friend we could stay with. For the next two years, I was punched, kicked, strangled, raped, tied up, starved, imprisoned, stabbed, publicly humiliated, drugged. He used to drag me out by the hair kicking and screaming until I was in a ball of fear. I tried to leave but I was frog-marched back to the old flat with him. Includes facts about dating violence, tips for how to tell if your relationship is abusive, information on why dating abuse happens, and what you can do if you are being abused by (or are abusing) someone you love.Then he'd let me go and I'd run straight into our bedsit. He'd beat me, tie me up naked, humiliate me by ordering me to make his food or clean the blood up, constantly verbally abusing me. I woke up the next day and crept out of the flat while he was sleeping. He was so charming and some other girls were into him, I thought I was the luckiest girl in the world because he chose me. I stored my stuff in my job and slept on friends sofa's until a week later I got a bedsit. I called to his mothers where he sometimes stayed to get a break from me, she was away and he was alone.I used to tell my mom I was staying in a friend's house but I was with him. She told me to pack my things into a black sack and be gone by the morning. It wasn't long before he moved in and the name calling started. I stepped inside the door, and told him, I wanted to break it off.However, these behaviors can become abusive and develop into more serious forms of violence.
If I wasn't acting like I enjoyed it he would pull my hair, hit me and lecture me. He knew he had me then, because I had nowhere else to go, and nobody wanted me, he used this against me all the time. At 7 months pregnant he found me and was waiting for me when I got home. His father lives up the road from me now, I pass him in the street every week. My son is dead 8 years, I got free of his dad 15 years ago. What would I do without him, when even my own family doesn't want me. I got pregnant because he no longer wanted to use contraception.A few weeks into the pregnancy he beat me and I lost the baby.He phoned my parents because the doctors asked him too.They were transferring me to another hospital, when asked if he was coming with me he said there was no point I'd just be asleep. Sneaked out the back door in work, but he would eventually find me and not leave my side. He kept his word for a while, and started treating me like his little princess again. The day his father died, he was up on charges for possessing an illegal weapon. The court was adjourned and to avoid prison, he said we'd have to leave the country. I thought this was great, I always wanted to get away. Domestic Violence Stories Abigail's Story Allison's Story Amelia's Story Anna's Story Ava's Story Becky's Story Belinda's Story Bonnie's Story Carla's Story Charlotte's Story Christine's Story Claire's Story Daisy's Story Danna's Story Donald's Story Emma's Story Evie's Story Faith's Story Family of Victim Story Fran's Story Freya's Story Gemma's Story Giulia's Story Harriet's Story Hannah's Story Hidden Talents Ingrid's Story Isabelle's Story Jay's Story Jeanne's Story Joanne's Story Julie's Story Kiara's Story Kirsty's Story Lacy's Story Lash's Story Lisa's Story Lorna's Story Louise's Story Mandy's Story Margaret's Story Mark's Story May's Story MP's Story Nadya's Story Nola's Story Orla's Story Portia's Story Rachel's Story Renee's Story Rhia's Story Sadie's Story Sarah's Story Selena's Story Shelley's Story Tanya's Story Tiffany's Story Thomas' Story Valerie's Story Varda's Story Vella's Story Zena's Story is one of the only books available on dating violence and abusive relationships that addresses young adults directly.