He would threaten me, and tell me if I ever left him he would kill me. Plus, teens who are in abusive relationships in high school are at a greater risk of being in abusive relationships in college. Love yourself enough to get the help you need to get out of the abusive relationship. If you are the parent of a teen who is in an abusive relationship - be supportive. Abusive relationships are complicated and what your teen needs most is your unconditional love and support.”Vagi, K.
I began to believe him and..the words became my reality. Does your partner force you to do things you don't want to do?
The abuse continued in her relationship until one day, she decided to break free.
She recalls disciplining her three-year-old son, and in her scolding he told her his ‘’ (pointing to the room in which she was frequently abused) and beat her when he got home. Tanisha knew at that moment if she didn’t leave her partner the abuse cycle would repeat.
Sadly, many of these youth fear reporting the abuse, so the number of abuse incidents is likely much higher than is documented.Family has always been at the forefront of Michele’s personal life, where celebrating birthdays of all extended family members is as regular an occurrence as major holidays.In her most recent outside-the-home position, Michele was responsible for creating program and parent handbooks, leading parent orientations, writing and enforcing discipline policies, and hosting family nights.In 2016 Michele authored six stories for an anthology published by the writing group she belongs to titled Here: In This Time or Place.Michele also enjoys the great outdoors, especially camping and hunting for beach glass.Her love of learning and ability to relate to people of all ages make her an expert on all aspects of family life.