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Posted By iamincontrol | June 26, 2014
I was in an abusive relationship my freshman year in high school. When someone thinks of an abusive relationship, they think of someone who has bruises and has physical evidence of abuse. This was not my case at all. He had an older brother who was a senior and had a lot of control in the school. I was pressured into dating this guy and pressured to stay in the relationship. He sexually abused me after a couple of months of dating. I knew I should tell someone, but felt like if I did no one at school would believe me. He made all of the decisions in our relationship and isolated me from everyone; he was extremely possessive and jealous too.
One day I was so fed up with everything that I just texted him and broke it off. The next day at school he got in my face and demanded a reason. I simply said I could not take it anymore and to leave me alone. He acted depressed, and he and his brother tried to make me that way too. Instead, when people said anything to me about the situation, I told them what really happened. It felt great, and people did believe me because of how he reacted when I ended it. Do not be afraid to end it; more people will believe you and realize what was going on than you think!
If you are experiencing abuse, there is help. You can chat with someone at loveisrespect.org, call 866.331.9474, or text “loveis” to 22522. Everyone deserves a safe, healthy relationship.