Books on teenage dating violence
He told me to get into bed, and he started telling me how useless I was. Took my wages off me, wouldn't let me wear nice clothes, or makeup, or even do my hair nice.
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.
He punched me straight in the face, threw me down a set of wooden stairs into the basement.
This is Nadya's story of teen domestic violence: My story starts from the day I was born really. One day a girl I had just met invited me to her 21st in a local pub.
My mom didn't know how to love me, I never fit in anywhere, was always in trouble. I didn't think my mum would let me go, but she saw how excited I was, I promised not to drink, and I'd be home on the last bus. I met my friend at her house, she suggested I try on a top of hers to make me look older, it was quite a sexy top, she did my make-up and I looked much older.
He dragged me into his bedroom, ripped off my clothes and tried to strangle me. At four in the morning he gave me some of his clothes and told me I could go home if I promised not to split up with him. I left and headed to the police station, I was running and only about a hundred feet away when he caught up with me.
When he got off he threatened to rape me if I screamed. He dragged me back to my place, and kept me prisoner for another day. He smacked me across the face with the back of his hand because I wasn't enjoying it. He rarely left my side, I worked as a waitress and he sat in the cafe nearly all day, picked me up from work.