Relationship Violence Story From Taylor G

by Taylor G
(San Jose, California, USA)

My boyfriend and I had been dating for about one year and our relationship was not going very well. We were constantly arguing over simple things and always angry or upset at each other. One day in particular we were in a rather nasty fight and he told me that he was done and was ready to break up. I told him that we needed to talk about it first because he was mad right now and should be thinking clearly when making this decision. He called me a few not-so-nice names, and I started crying. Then he told me to stop being so whiny and to shut up. I told him never to talk to me like that ever, and he started getting even more mad and slapped me across the face. But the way he hit me, he hit my mouth and my ear. My lip started bleeding and to this day I still have a scar where my teeth broke through the skin. After that he quickly punched me in the stomach and left on his bike. Later that night he called me and told me we were over. I didn't talk to him anymore since then. Although it's been a little over a year since we broke up, I still have a hard time trusting that people will not hurt me again.

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