1 in every 4 women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.
It is estimated that 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year.
85% of domestic violence victims are women.Here is a short account…..
The first time he hit me, i was unaware it was coming. I learned, fast after that what the signs were. His agitation was accompanied by a couple of things, he would start drinking water like crazy, the more agitated the more water. That and he would rub his hands together, almost compulsively. Even now when I hear someone rubbing their hands together it brings me back.
The abuse never started out slow with a gradual climb, but just out of the blue one day two years in. The first time he beat and bullied me for hours, until he got tired, then he crawled into bed and went to sleep. Me, I slunk to the bathroom and cried, my face was swollen my jaw was out-of-place, I had bite marks all over my body and bruising around my neck but the worst part of all was the wondering, the “has he always been this way or did I cause this sudden change in personality?” He continued to beat me almost daily for over two years. I never knew when it was coming, but I knew it was.
Living in such a way, almost as if I willed myself not to be a person but a shadow, I tried to behave in such a way that would provoke no emotion from him because I could never figure out what I did to enrage him so. Over time the beatings became less and less frequent, but the damage was already done, so to speak.
I wonder,how many more women have to sacrificed!!!..Silence hides the violence,silence hides the truth,silence hides the pain and hurt and depression.