So I’ve been waiting for Glee to address domestic violence for a while now, or at the very least dating abuse/unhealthy relationships. And while I have some issues with how they handled it, particularly not telling their viewers where to get help if they think they may be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship, I do like this part.
- Abusers often use manipulation to keep their partners in the abusive situation. Including things like:
No one will love you but me.
You don’t deserve anyone else.
You aren’t worthy of love.
You’ll be alone forever.
They also make it very hard to feel loved, especially to feel love toward yourself. Because after all when you hear “you’re stupid”, “you’re worthless”, “you’re ugly”, “you’re a bitch”, how can we not internalize it after the millionth time (in a week).
You deserve to be loved. You are worthy of love. And no one has the right to hurt you. EVER.
- if you are a teen or young adult and believe you are experiencing dating abuse/domestic violence you can contact Loveisrespect. You can chat with them on their website. You can text “loveis” to 77054 (standard message rates apply) You can call them at 1-866-331-9474