He began attempting suicide to scare me, but would stop and threaten me with weapons to prove he was serious.One night, I had the opportunity, courage, and strength to run away and call the police--and finally, Robert was arrested for domestic battery.Researchers don't know if any of these events causes the others, however.
These negative experiences can lead to depression, substance abuse, and suicidal thoughts.
Twenty-one percent of high school girls have been physically or sexually assaulted by someone they dated -- a figure twice as high as previously estimated, a new study shows.
-- Dating violence is intimate partner violence that occurs between two people in a close relationship.
The abuse can be physical, emotional, or sexual, and it's a growing concern among teens.
I am twenty-two years old and I live in Clearwater, Florida. 24, 2012, I found myself surrounded with family, covered in bandages, connected to machines, with tubes down my throat, praying and thanking God for saving my life.
Hours before this moment I was lying alone in the road outside my home, covered in blood, taking what I thought would be my last breath.I felt my shackles of shame and fear release and I could safely end the relationship. 19 stabs to my head, neck, and face; 13 stabs to my hands and arms in an attempt to defend myself.After three months of peace and healing, Robert began calling me repeatedly in the middle of the night. He was crying and said, "After all we have been through, I just need closure to move on after the terrible end to our relationship." He promised to leave me alone forever if I just met him for a hug. Two teens nearby heard me screaming, attempted to intervene, and called 911. Once Robert believed he succeeded in taking my life, he drove away and attempted suicide.UMKC senior Jamie Powell is the president of the Multicultural Student Organization.She's used to having tough conversations with underclassmen."Girls at my high school who were in a relationship and their boyfriend would like push them to the ground in front of everybody," said Powell.I had just been viciously attacked, beaten, and stabbed 32 times. Looking back three years prior, I remember the exact moment I met this extremely charming, sweet, and funny guy named Robert Burton.