I would like to share something my friend Kristin wrote last Friday.
Something she’s been through and how that scared her for life.
You can’t see the scars on the outside though.
You could never tell she’s one of many.
Her story is horrible.
She was 16 when she met her first boyfriend and this is where it all started. Read below:
” I met Him one evening at the bar.
I was too young for that environment of course.
I knew who he was – five years older with a ”messy” story.
It was said that the parents couldn’t handle him, nor the teachers and he ended up in a youth home and later on he moved to my city.
I somehow knew how “bad” he was. But that didn’t scare me off.
That night he stood there in front of me with the world’s cutest smile and he saw ME.
‘I wanted to save him’ ‘I wanted to make him whole again’ He had just ended up on the wrong path in life …
He became my first real boyfriend.
It was intense and passionate in the beginning.
I can remember those butterflies in my stomach.
I let go of everything and quickly became completely immersed in him and his life.
Violence came stealthily.
I don’t know exactly when but I know he got the control over med pretty early on.
He knew who I talked to, he decided what I was wearing and he always knew where I was.
It was as if I was sucked into a pararell reality where his truth was the law.
In the beginning I showed resistance but it just got worse and I capitulated completely after a while. I was ashamed and was incredibly confused. I could wake up at night because he kicked me out of bed and accused me of lying and dreaming about other men.
Then, such “trouble” could escalate and pull out for several hours.
I was completely exhausted by all these conflicts and I surrended early on.
I was nothing worth and I was a bad person.
This is taken from Kristin 16 years old.
Next week Kristin Anna & Jonas organize a ” Ett mjukare Varberg ” with focus on ‘ Unga relationer’ Young relationships.
They want to contribute how we all can support our children to navigate in a digital world & feel good.
They arrange lectures and meeting places to create a ”Ett mjukt Varberg”
This evening we want to make room for many conversations and create a wonderful experience at Brukstorget.
It will be live music with short lectures and personal stories on the theme “Young relations”.
In contact with the Youth Service in Varberg and Ungarelationer.se, we see how great the need is for knowledge and a good dialogue.
Let us help get ”a softer Varberg” where our youngsters are safe and know how to receive support if needed.
Together we are stronger. If you hear or see something, interact, help out! ask if everything is alright and if you could do something to help.
A helping hand can change someones life.
It’s better to be that ‘annoying friend who ask too much rather to keep quiet.
Few years ago everyone in my hometown was talking about the woman who got beaten up by her husband. How mean he was when he drank to much. Everyone knew but no one wanted to be interrupt ‘as you do’ if you ask or knock on the door. But! You should! knock on the door! help that someone, just do it.
Join in for the event – click here.
Ask your friends to join in!
Kristin is the bravest & strongest person I know.
She’s chosen to share her story with many both online and in person.
Next week she will share her story live at the event.
It can’t be easy bring up such horrible memories and I know she does it in order to help others knowing she was alone and vulnerable.
All my love to you my dear friend. Thank you for being you.
Don’t miss out .