Although I had been stripped of all remnants of self-worth, I found an ounce of esteem that told me I deserved better.
Physical abuse is dangerous but psychological abuse is deeply-rooted.
I have married the man of my dreams which would not have been possible if I hadn't worked to change my beliefs about myself.
Today, my mission is to help survivors of domestic violence reclaim their power, forgive themselves, repair their brokenness, heal their soul, and discover their magic.
TDV is generally defined as occurring among individuals between the ages of 13-19 years old.
Like intimate partner violence among adults, TDV occurs without respect to age, race, religion, socioeconomic status and sexual orientation.
In those moments, I desperately needed somebody who understood.
Unfortunately, teen dating violence—the type of intimate partner violence that occurs between two young people who are, or who were once in, an intimate relationship—is a serious problem in the United States.The first step in domestic violence is to charm the victim; the second is to isolate the victim. I began believing I deserved the abuse, and thought everybody else believed I was who he said I was.The hell became so familiar that it was easier to stay rather than leave.Although domestic violence defines you in ways beyond comprehension, I will only allow it to push me further than I ever dreamed, beyond all doubts and fears, and towards my bliss.Teen Dating Violence is much more common than we think.