Personal story dating violence
Almost two years ago she shared with me her desire to share her story in hopes that by doing so she would help other teens, parents, and survivors.Together with my children, we have been witness to the birth of not only her passion to make a difference but the courage she has employed to write her story, and inspire others.Note: If you have been the victim of domestic violence, please e-mail me and tell me about it. When I mentioned dialing 911 while my wife was hitting me with a skilet this morning, she told me to "Go ahead - I will just tell them that I was defending myself". I feel that, if I report my wife, I will be the one that winds up in custody.Nowadays relationships are not ending with “And they lived happily ever after” like in Cinderella or Snow White.In fact, dating violence has increased 40 percent since 1999, according to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
While males suffer from dating violence too, females are the main victims. Pollack found that when “adolescent boys get involved with girls, they fall into the societal model which we call ‘macho' where they need to show they are the ones in control.” Young women tend to blame themselves for boyfriends' actions, which also contributes to the male feeling in control.The author's comments: Currently, I am a student at John Handley High School in Winchester, Virginia, and as part of my junior year of AP 11 English-Language and Composition, we are asked to research a topic that we had a particular interest or passion in, and to write in order to bring attention to the issue and provide possible solutions or ways for improvement or awareness.Through researching the topic violent teen relationships, I have become more informed of this issue that has always been of some interest to me, and my hope is that it will be interesting to the public who read the articles in Domestic Violence Crime Watch. We'll do it anonymously, unless you give specific permission to use your name and/or e-mail address.
In Kelso, a man had been out drinking and came home to fall asleep on the couch. He was taken to the emergency room of the hospital and stitched up.The idea of men being in control has to come from somewhere, though.