This lack of emotional support left her more likely to find herself involved in an abusive relationship as a teen.This is Nadya's story of teen domestic violence: My story starts from the day I was born really. One day a girl I had just met invited me to her 21st in a local pub.
These acts are based on prejudice against a particular group and on the perpetrator's assumptions about the victim's identity.
It sometimes went on for days, especially if he was high on something. One time he beat me but I fought back, it was the worst hiding I ever got, but I would just keep screaming and scratching him. While he was out, our downstairs neighbour broke in through the fire escape and brought me down to his place, He and his wife had just moved in with their baby and couldn't believe the screams. He kept me prisoner for two days beating me and verbally abusing me, and telling me to clean up the mess he'd made, by smashing all the baby things up. My neighbours called in and ordered him to leave or they'd call the police. I left the country when I was nine months pregnant.
As an innocent 13 year old, Becky never imagined she would become involved in teen domestic violence - that, surely, only affected older, married women?
What would I do without him, when even my own family doesn't want me. I got pregnant because he no longer wanted to use contraception.
A few weeks into the pregnancy he beat me and I lost the baby.