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Domestic Violence (12 found)
Note: These stories are from YCteen and its sister publication, Represent, which is written by and for youth in foster care.
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The writer shares her story of the family abuse she struggles with and why she felt cutting was the only way to release her frustrations and anger. (full text)
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The writer tries to protect his siblings, mother, and himself from his father’s physical abuse. He discovers that writing is one way to gain a sense of peace and control. (full text)
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The author sees his father hit his mother. Instead of keeping quiet, he seeks help and talks to trusted friends and mentors. (full text)
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In this sidebar, couples are encouraged to discuss and agree to a list of "relationship rights."
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A psychotherapist describes what a balanced and healthy relationship looks like. (full text)
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After Jennifer’s mom gets involved with an abusive man, it takes years to repair the damage. (full text)
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The writer loves his girlfriend—when she’s not hitting him. (full text)
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By writing and re-reading her diary, the author gains a better understanding of herself and how to handle her emotional problems. (full text)
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The author sees his father hit his mother. Instead of keeping quiet, he seeks help and talks to trusted friends and mentors. (full text)
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Margaret starts dating Daisy, who continues to see other girls, even as she accuses Margaret of cheating. Margaret tries to change herself to please Daisy, who gets downright abusive. (full text)
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The author's boyfriend begins pressuring her for sex, acting jealous, and hitting her. It's cheating, however, that's the last straw for her. (full text)
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Domestic violence expert Heather McLain explains what to do if your parent is being abused. (full text)

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