It Doesn't Start with a Punch: My Journey through an Abusive Teen Dating Relationship

by Said, Dee Dee
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ISBN: 9798986695709
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Childhood and adolescence are full of firsts:
First steps.
First day of kindergarten.
First recital or sporting event.
First date.

We cherish these milestones, but sometimes unexpected, subtle influences can throw life off course instead of allowing children to grow in healthy, fulfilling ways.

In It Doesn't Start with a Punch, abuse survivor and thriver Dee Dee Said takes the reader through how easily adolescents can become involved in an abusive relationship. Offering readers an intimate lens into her first dating relationship, which soon became one of abuse, the author explores how abuse can start subtly and grow, imparting deep wounds with long-lasting effects.

Journey with this survivor as she shares her experiences with emotional, verbal, physical, and sexual abuse, revealing why she stayed in the relationship; how she found the courage and strength to leave it; and how God's redeeming love healed her wounds.

This book will help parents and other readers learn

  • The protective factors that shield youth from becoming involved with an abusive partner
  • How popular songs, movies, and TV shows can have unhealthy influences on adolescent relationships
  • The signs of an unhealthy romantic relationship and the many reasons teenagers may stay in one, from wanting a dating relationship to the misguided belief that their abusers are going to change
  • How to help your tween or teenager, or any youth who is in an unhealthy or abusive relationship
  • How survivors can heal, ultimately finding a healthy, new normal
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Author: Said, Dee Dee
  • ISBN: 9798986695709
  • Condition: Used
  • Dimensions: 8.50 x 0.66
  • Number Of Pages: 292
  • Publication Year: 2022
  • Language: English

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