She tried to break up with him many times, but he threatened to hurt her reputation and even commit suicide if she followed through on her promises. Louis nonprofit that provides free counseling to teenagers trying to recover from unhealthy relationships.Their statistics show girls and young women between the ages of 16 and 24 experience the highest rate of intimate partner violence.
A spokesperson for Safe Connections advised parents not to force their child to break up with their boyfriend or girlfriend.
It seemed innocent at first, but Ashley said he became very controlling.
He would go through her phone and find out who she was talking with.
He would become upset when she wanted to spend time with other friends and family.
Their dating relationship lasted through her junior year in high school.