“I didn’t realize how obsessed I was over a guy I had been seeing for six years until I actually retrieved his cell phone records. He told me about his other women, but I didn’t realize how many until I started calling their numbers asking for him. They all would say, ‘Oh my man is not here right now. Who is this?’ I have called about ten different women. I stayed with him for a little while but I had to get out because I realized I could become something that I didn’t want to be.”
—Darlene P., 28, New Orleans*
*All identifying characteristics have been changed.