Personal story dating violence dating a close family friend
As soon as I got in, he grabbed me by the neck and screamed at me for being late, he then locked the car and drove like a luntic while grabbing me and choking me.I left him that night even though he cried and told me how sorry he was and that it would never ever happen again. This went on for years, he didn't usually have to hit me, he had enough control over me already, if I was talking all he had to do was give me a look and I knew I had to shut up.(see Financial Abuse) I still remember the first time he hit me.I previously told him if he ever hit me I'd be gone.
I don't know exactly when it started going wrong, but it was soon into the relationship.I was scared every morning of what he would do today, I had a panic attack when he was shouting at me one day because I was just too emotionally tired at being accused of lying and cheating I couldn't handle it anymore.