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Date rape

The beginning of my last relationship was amazing… It all started when we first meet my freshman year… I really liked him and we have known each other our whole lives. One day, we were hanging out and he’s like, “Would you like to go on a date with me?” I looked at him all confused because I thought he didn’t like me like that… I said sure, thinking that our relationship would work. The first day we were dating, he bought me flowers, chocolate, whipped cream, and he bought me a new phone because mine was broken. We set it up and then I downloaded Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter… That night i met his parents and I didn’t realize that he lived down the street from me… I liked him so much, but it hurt a lot to know what he did to me… He cheated on me so many times… I kept taking him back because I loved him… But I realized after a couple months he wasn’t gonna stop… When we were were together he got me pregnant in october… I had a stillbirth… 3 ½ months into the pregnancy, the baby died inside of me… I went through a rough time then… He beat me and I was depressed and cut myself.I skipped school because I was upset and didn’t want anyone knowing i was upset and I didn’t want them knowing what I was going thru.. All my friends messaged me and asked me if I was ok, what’s going on. I didn’t answer them…. They were worried about me.. They all came to my house the next day and were there to support me… They sat me down and talked to me. In January I finally decided to stop skipping school… I thought everyone was gonna make fun of me but everyone was there to support me thru it all.. I pretended to be ok but I actually wasn’t deep down I was hurt… I couldn’t do it anymore … Everyone cared so much about me..Before this happened I lost a couple friends and a gain some really good friends.. But I learned to love myself…The next day was horrible. I went to his house and came back with a broken nose and bruised eye…. I went to school the next day and Everyone was like you two need to break up.. So the end of my relationship was horrible… He raped me.. I was about to leave his house… He dragged me too his room and tied me up so I couldn’t move and raped me… I was so scared I didn’t know what to do.. I told him no so many times but he didn’t listen… I tried yelling for help but he put his hand over my mouth and told me to shut uppp.. I couldn’t move or speak and I felt hopeless at this point…. At that moment I gave up… My dad called me in the middle of this happening to me.. He knows something is wrong when I don’t answer.. He call the cops and saw that I was with him and took me to the hospital to get me tested… I went home that night and cried… Everyone was so supportive.. This is why I don’t trust many people.. I learned to love myself and not care what other people think of me.. Just be myself because there’s always people who are gonna be there for me and for everyone else… I’m always there for everyone because I’m just that person…

— Michelle, age 16

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  • Alissa Ackerman

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