A lot of girls stay in an abusive relationship because they have not met a good guy yet, they may be insecure and may not have a very good relationship with their fatherly figures.
Savita and Vinod were very open about their children’s future.
They did not try to push them to become doctors or lawyers but instead paid attention to each of their individual traits and skill sets.
We dated off and on for three years because I though he was the best I could get. When he would shoot up he would hurt me, choke me, hit me and would tell me if I didn’t do drugs with him he would put it in my arm for me.
Through all the years though he became a heroin addict. I never did them but he became more and more disrespectful and hurtful. In the end the outcome was a horrible heartbreak, a waste of three years and I later found out he cheated on me with over nine girls.
“We are so proud of Manasi,” her mother, Savita bragged to her friends during lunch.
“She got some of the highest marks of her class on her PSATs and is doing very well on her practice SAT tests. ”Savita was like most South Asian parents who prided herself on her child’s academic successes.
The first step in domestic violence is to charm the victim; the second is to isolate the victim. I began believing I deserved the abuse, and thought everybody else believed I was who he said I was.
The hell became so familiar that it was easier to stay rather than leave.
The signs weren't obvious, especially to a 14 year-old, but it began with him telling me he didn't like the shirts I wore, or that my skirt was too short; at the time, it was easy to mistake jealousy and control for adoration.
It soon progressed to name-calling, insults, unfounded accusations, degradation, humiliation, and isolation.
He took my virginity that year and I later found out he was cheating on me.