Hey, my name is Keatyn. I'm a 17 year old highschool junior. My boyfriend, Cole, and I have been dating for nearly 11 months. We know eachother really well and spend the majority of our spare time together. He hit me for the first time 4 and a half months ago. Things had started to get weird between us prior to that first incident. He was doing things like going through my phone, getting mad when I didn't text or call him back right away, and getting even more mad when he made random stops by my house and I wasn't there. We had been fighting over how insensitive he was being and he showed me who the boss was. He apologized like noone has ever apologized to me before, so I assumed he was sincere and it wouldn't happen again. It did, however. It gradually began to get worse and worse. At first he only slapped my face. Now, he pushes me, grips my wrists to where I can't move, and allows his hands to move freely up and down my body despite my opposition. I love him so so much and I don't want to break up with him. I just want him to get help. I understand that he had a rough childhood and that probably has some kind of contribute to his behavior. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.