It was easier to stay and suffer in private than to try to leave and be humiliated in public.
Studies show that in many cases children who live in violent households fall victim to abuse.Everyone has a right to decide what they do or do not want to do sexually.Not all sexual assaults are violent “attacks.” Forcing or pressuring someone to do something they do not want to do or don’t consent to is sexual assault (Hopefully, this site will give you the information that you need to prevent violence, or to help you know what to do if you are experiencing, or have suffered from, violence – including behavior that doesn’t leave physical marks. Click the heart to write your true story about dating abuse, healthy relationships or other dating challenges you have experienced. Click on the link below to read stories from other Nevada County teens.Read Nevada County Teen Dating Stories Teen Dating Violence 1 in 3 Teens experience some form of dating abuse every year. Dating Violence is a pattern of abusive behavior in a dating or domestic relationship.Approximately 25 percent of teens report experiencing TDV annually (Noonan & Charles, 2009).It can include emotional, verbal, physical and/or sexual abuse.However, the issue has enormous implications not only for individual victims, but also for children who witness the violence happening, yet have little power to stop it.Children who grow up in a household characterized by cruelty and immorality come to believe domestic violence is normal.One winter day during my junior year, I found out that he had cheated on me again. He became enraged as I walked away to my class but he didn't follow me. In that moment, I had two choices: I could either sit there and continue to be belittled in front of everyone because he wasn't going to leave, and nobody else was going to say or do anything, or I could walk out and be shamed anyway because I had given into his threats. As we walked down the hall, he spit in my face, pulled my necklace off my neck, threw it in the trashcan and he threw me up against the lockers. Mine is a story of emotional, psychological, and physical abuse.After class had begun, I heard the door swing open, which was at the front of the classroom. He stayed at the door and looked toward the teacher and said to him in front of the whole class, "I need to speak to that fucking whore right there." He pointed at me, then he turned to me and said, "Bitch, get your fucking stupid ass out here now." Everybody turned and looked at me in shock but nobody said a word. It didn't begin immediately, in fact, there weren't any signs until we had been dating for almost a year.