He seemed like the perfect boyfriend …
With his car and charming ways, Dolores's boyfriend seemed great—but then he started hitting her. Reprinted from 2000.

"Mark" seemed like the perfect guy to bring home to your parents. He had a job and a nice Oldsmobile. For "Dolores," 14, having a 19-year-old boyfriend seemed pretty cool. ...

One day, Mark showed up at Dolores's house, insisting that she had slept with another guy. Mark was furious. He was crying, calling her names, saying, "I gave you my trust—how could you do this to me?" He felt betrayed and cheated on.

What happened next took Dolores by surprise. "I've never ever seen anybody hit anybody before, like a woman
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