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Heather
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(of my abusive situation)

Here's a thread for your success stories.

Have you found your way out of an abusive relationship or an abusive home? How did it go? How did you do it? How has your life come back together, and how have you started to heal?

Share your stories here: seeing that it's possible can be a big help for those still in the process of trying to get out themselves.

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When I dated a cheerleader:
Ready? OK!

So this relationship sucked... A lot.

Lets call him Bob.

I thought Bob was a caring, sweet boy at the end of my freshman year in highschool. He would always flirt with me during math, and I loved the attention. My self esteem at the time was very low, and any attention from the opposite sex would make my day.
Bob was also about a year older, I thought it would be cool to date someone "mature"

Moving on, Bob and I would talk online afterschool nonstop, he would hug me in the hallways, and would call me"his girl" or "his princess"..He made me belive that he truely loved me, so I tried to share the same feelings back.

Summer break started, he wouldnt call me for days. I thought I had done something wrong. But then every now and then I'd get a "thinking of you" text message...He was at camp with a bunch of girls, and he thought that there was no reason at all for me to be jealous. I told him to call me often still, because hearing his voice made me happy. Instead: short, blunt, lame text messages.
When he got home, he was online, I started asking how his trip was, and sorta asked why he never called. He told me that I was too clingy, and that if he really loved me, I'd have full trust in his actions. He told me that my worries were wrong, that it was not healthy to have that type of relationship. Every problem of his always turned out to be my fault. And I believed it.
I would even have suicidal thoughts because of guilt, and even started CUTTING.

My best guy friend (now boyfriend) noticed how down I was lately, I dissagreed and denied everything..even though he was pretty much 100% right.

Then bob invites me over for dinner at his older brothers house, the day before I fell and got in a white water rafting incident, so my mother gave me a "tiny muscle relaxer" for my body aches. It relaxed me alright,,, a bit too much. Bob took advantage of this sitation, he told me that he wanted to give me an orgasm, my thoughts were cloudy, so everything just happend,, I got fingered for the first time. He was rough, I felt no pain because of the medicine...

After all that mess, he begged for a handjob, because he loved me(blah blah Etc) I refused to do that.. because it just didnt seem right suddenly. The idea of me giving him satisfaction because of our "love" seemed like a complete lie. He got angry, and I still apologized. Bob said it was my fault. "sorry sorry sorry" Then he pressure me for sex.. didnt happen.

Went home

Woke up in a huge amount of pain "down there" from being fingered. I confronted him , he didnt even care that his girlfriend was bleeding, scared, and couldnt sit right. He text messaged about how much he enjoyed the night before.

That night I told this to my best friend, he got very very upset about the situation. He helped me understand this was just not right.

That night, I broke up with bob...in a text message.(BUURRRN)

Ready? OK!
The other day, Bob saw me waiting for my ride. Now, my self esteem is at its highest. He commented about how beautiful I am. Bob saw that day an ex girlfriend who is 20 pounds lighter, withought braces, without acne, without the desperation for attention.
Did I flirt back?
Hell no, that cheerleader got ignored.

This may not be no biggie compared to other abusive relationships, but this boy really messed with my head. I wanted to die.

Now, everything is perfect. My current boyfriend (the best friend) is so sweet and cares for me. Never will I ever let someone put me down like Bob did.

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deadhead89
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Could you please delete that post?
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You can edit it yourself simply by clicking at the little icon at the top right of your post.

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Actually, deadhead, it would be absolutely wonderful if you could leave your story up.

It's always encouraging for people dealing with abuse situations to hear about people who got away and found strength and happiness in doing so. You encountered a real form of abuse, and it's likely others reading it are, as well. Thank you very much for sharing.

If, however, you're concerned about remaining anonymous/somebody you know finding this, you can email boards@scarleteen.com to either have your post deleted, or to find other ways to protect you.

[ 09-09-2006, 09:08 PM: Message edited by: Miss Lauren ]

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Okk I'll keep it up, forgot all about it until now, wow, that was forevveerr ago.. Everyone who read that (badly written)story, dont let anything like that ever happen to you. Do not ever let a boy make you feel terrible for things that you had nothing to do with. It can really mess you up. If you are stuck in a cruddy relationship, do what I did. Find a good friend to help you get through with it, and break up with the guy...
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[ 10-31-2006, 07:11 PM: Message edited by: Huni ]

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ENOUGH

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