When I was 15 I got together with this guy, at first he was all sweet and charming and I really thought he loved me! Just after my 16th birthday he said he wanted to try for a baby and I wasn’t exactly to happy about that but he kept pushing and pushing me to try so I did and that’s when I see his true colors. I wasn’t allowed to talk to anyone, I wasn’t allowed to leave my house “unsupervised” because he said I wasn’t allowed to go anywhere without him in case I done anything with anyone else, I wasn’t even allowed to see my family. He would go out almost every night and demand sex when he came home, after a year and a half of abuse I finally said enough was enough and I left while he was out, that was 3 years ago and still to this day even though I have moved on he still tries to cause problems for me in my everyday life, but I know he can’t touch me anymore. I didn’t go to the police or tell anyone because he told me no one would believe me and that people would hate me for “lying” and I was too scared to tell anyone because I didn’t know what he would do to me. A lesson I learned in all of it is never stay silent, there is always someone out there who can help you and make sure you safe and out of harm’s way.