She didn't ask questions she wasn't sure Josh wanted to answer, or make plans with friends before checking with him first.
After graduating fifth in her high school’s senior class, she matriculated to a four-year university with an impressive scholarship.
He always twisted things around and made it seem like my fault.
A lot of girls stay in an abusive relationship because they have not met a good guy yet, they may be insecure and may not have a very good relationship with their fatherly figures.
“Towards the end (of their relationship), she had a blank stare,” her father, Rick, says. “She was like an empty vessel.” Throughout their yearlong relationship, David never hit Jamie. Instead, he convinced her those close to her were out to keep them apart, that she didn’t need to care for her appearance to keep him appeased. Jamie’s parents are now able to recognize the rapid and unhealthy intensity with which the pair’s relationship began.
The summer before she left for school, Jamie and David were together nearly every day, with the boy showing little interest in getting to know her tight-knit family.