People love watching the stories of a crazy exes ruining peoples lives. It’s the schadenfreude of it all, really. Fun, trashy reality-based entertainment with great value and a bang for your buck on an evening in.
Then again, those people who have dealt with the madness in their own lives don’t exactly appreciate it as much. It all hits a little to close to home when they recall a bad relationship where things went very strange and very strange quickly. Though for an even unluckier group of people things went from crazy fun to crazy violent almost overnight….
We’ve all had bad relationships before whether or not we recognize them at the moment. We get ignored, we feel left out, maybe we don’t just simply connect all that well. Whatever the reason for most people it ends in awkward nights, weird friend meetups, and some broken hearts along the way.
They become the sun
Sometimes it can get bad though, and our significant other controls our life and tells us who we can see and who we can’t. Our friends become threats to them and the life they want and they are trying to build. We, in essence, belong to them and anything less than that is unacceptable…
Sell it to Lifetime
If you’re lucky you can find yourself out of the situation from friends who help you see the light, to escape the bonds that have shackled you to another human while they isolate you from the world one friend and a time…. Or if you’re not, it could get dark and kinda crazy in a made for TV movie kinda way….
No matter what happens though the beginning is almost always amazingly sweet. Young love and a new relationship always brings joy to people, and the relationship between Jordan Worth and her unnamed boyfriend was just as picture perfect and romantic as you could imagine.
A Lovely Start
They began dating at the start of their university life in 2012 when they were both just 16 in the village of Stewartby, Bedfordshire in England. Jordan was there to work toward her eventual teaching degree, while her boyfriend’s study path and his goals for his time at university are unknown…
Both attending the same school, and enjoying being in each others’ company, the pair decided that it would be best if they could move in together and live in the bliss of always being around each other. A bit early perhaps, but young love knows no bounds and no restrictions.
Helping the Kids
Jordan was a seemingly good catch by any outward observer. Coming from a well off family she had a strong goal that she was working toward and was motivated toward that end. Her family supported her goals and she had taken time to do charitable work for the poor by raising money for families in Africa.
However as the saying goes, all that glitters is not gold. Pretty quickly though her presence in his life would start to change it. Little things at first, almost innocuous in their adjustments to his life, some of it even coming off as helpful. She would start telling him what he could and couldn’t wear, her decisions taking away what choices he would have normally….
I’m your world Now
Slowly but surely Jordan started to not only tell him what to wear but who he could talk to. Not so overtly though, she would suggest who he should and shouldn’t talk to, having him focus his attention only on her. But as the days went on the isolation went further and further before she eventually took over his facebook…
They progressed from the isolation to a darker place where Jordan eventually started turning violent against her boyfriend, though the reason for this is still unknown. Her boyfriend suffered from a condition known as hydrocephalus in which there is a buildup of fluid that surrounds the brain. Did this have anything to do with her actions?
Suffer for Me
We will likely never get that answer but his condition made him vulnerable and Jordan capitalized on what could have been seen as a weakness in him. She began to strike him with blunt objects, across the body and over his face and head, leaving marks and injuries that she wouldn’t allow him to treat.
Writing on the Wall
Neighbors heard the commotion coming from within their apartment, sounds of things being thrown and constant screaming. They could even hear her ex screaming at her to get off him, and that she was hurting him. Though despite this none of those overhearing had called the authorities to alert them to the situation.
I fall…. a lot
It wasn’t an uncommon thing to see her ex covered in bruises or with a black eye, something that he would always tell those who asked that he had simply fallen. Even the burns that would sometimes be on his arms were just written off as self-inflicted. A classic abuse comment.
More Of The Same
Life went on like this for a while, the screaming, the shouting, the throwing, and the injuries. Eventually it became too much for the neighbors, so one night someone was finally called and an ambulance and the police arrived at the house to check out what had been happening.
A Memory Forever
Emergency medical crews noted that her boyfriend had burns over his hands and his arms and transferred him to the hospital for a more detailed evaluation. His burns had been covered by cling wrap in an attempt to self-treat the injuries which were classified as second and third degree burns. Scars he would have for the rest of his life.
It’s just a flesh wound
The boiling water she had thrown on him caused the irreparable damage doctors were now seeing, and for the first time they were also getting to examine the other injuries that he had. On top of the burns, Jordan stabbed him and left a bleeding and open wound that had yet to close and heal.
Couches are fine
He told police that aside from the injuries she had inflicted, she also did not allow him to sleep in the bed and wasn’t offering a good alternative for him to rest, nor did it seem was she allowing him access to enough food either…
Without a Fight
Police arrested her days later on assault charges. At her court hearing the judge and jury were given the full picture of their relationship. From the isolation from his friends, the emotionally abusive comments belittling him, and the depth and extent of the physical abuse that was being carried out constantly, a pretty picture was painted.
Admitted to it all
Her lawyer stated to the court that she accepts that she has in the past, on a number of occasions, used blunt objects and implements to strike him and that he suffered injuries as a result of this. She accepts using boiling or hot water to cause injury to him. She also accepts that she has in the past used a knife to cause injury to her partner.
Gave Herself Up
Courts sentenced her to 7 and a half years for her abuse of her boyfriend. She pled guilty to all the charges of coercive behaviour, wounding with intent and causing grievous bodily harm, furthermore after her jail time she was also given a restraining order from her ex who hopefully will move on and find someone who will treat him better.