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Surviving an abusive relationship    

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By Jessica Yanez Flores,

"Teen dating violence can tip off a cascade of other negative health consequences, and it underscores the importance of prevention efforts."  How do women survive in an abusive relationship?       The start of a  relationship is usually  romantic, sweet, and  respectful. It is easy to  fall in love when things  are going well. However,  many women  experience a change in  their partner’s  personality. Their  partner starts  controlling women by  what they wear or separating them from their family and friends. Eventually, the  abuser starts brainwashing their partner by apologizing or persuading them that  they would change. Though many women never seek help when they notice a  change in their partner, they need to show confidence and fight back when they  are being mistreated.      ​What actually happens in an abusive relationship?    According to Teen lack knowledge of Potential Abusers, Megan, 18 years  old, lives in Austin, TX, had an abusive  relationship with her boyfriend. In  Megan and David first time relationship,  he’ll be a courteous man and act very  behaved to Megan. In Megan’s lasting 


relationship, David’s tone started to change. Phone calls became abusive like “hey bitch, why are you still in bed?” David would yell at her in public or when they  went out to eat. “He would say hurtful things about being with other girls and when  I’d start to cry, he’d apologize and tell me that he’s change” Megan said. Whether  David was a gentleman at their first time dating, he effectively changed  dramatically.   One in 10 girls suffers dating violence in their relationships. One in 5 teens  who have been in a serious relationship reported being hit, slapped or pushed by  their partner. Teenage girls have been flooding domestic violence up to 20  percent since 1998.    Why are parents the cause of their children’s situations?    As stated in, parents are  also the problem of their  children’s abusive relationship.  They aren’t that aware of what  their children are going  through. They visualize their  children in living in a good  relationship and not expecting  a  tragic situation. Many parents  are surprised by what has  occurred to their children. One  cause may be that the parents don’t spend much time asking their children about  their problems. They might have more focus on work than their kids and that’s  what occurs when you don't notice your kids.  As reported by Teen is a Serious Problem, Drew’s daughter, Concrete, was a  college student who was shot in her back of her head and left her bleeding in the  woods by her ex-boyfriend, Justin Crabbe. “ I thought I was a pretty aware parent “  Drew said. Drew knew about the major dangers Concrete faced, and he talked to  Concrete about sex, drugs, and talking to strangers when she was younger.  


Although Drew talked to Concrente about the things that she may need to be aware of, it didn't actually benefit her in her relationship.  I believe that women should always be aware of what situation they are in  their relationship. They shouldn’t accept forgiveness or a change in their partners  abusive actions. Women should just leave the relationship and not get involved in  a more serious problem.   ​ Overall, women need to defend themselves in a situation where you can’t help  yourself. Women need to communicate on how triggered they’re in their  relationship. They need to find help so their partner doesn’t become more  abusive. Women shouldn’t be the victim in the relationship. They should be  alerted to any kind of replacement of their partner’s mood or attitude.                    

Jessica yanez flores feature article rough draft  

Hello, my name is Jessica Yanez and this is my feature article. My article is about how women are involved in abused relationships and how a...

Jessica yanez flores feature article rough draft  

Hello, my name is Jessica Yanez and this is my feature article. My article is about how women are involved in abused relationships and how a...

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