- An estimated 4.5 million physical assaults are committed against U.S. women by intimate partners annually.
- Eight-five percent of domestic violence victims are women.
- Violence against women is present in every country, cutting across boundaries of culture, class, education, income, ethnicity, and age.
- On average, more than three women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends in this country everyday.
If this is happening to you, get help. There are resources out there to help you get away, help you start a new life. Don't think this person loves you, even though they are beating you. They don't. No matter what happened, my mother wouldn't leave him. She did once momentarily, but went back to him. She once told me that he beat her up so bad one Christmas, that she thought she was going to die. From that point forward, she told me she never celebrated Christmas because she always remembered that one beating.
My mother swore her husband loved her, swore he didn't mean to hit her. He, himself, told me how much he loved my mother, how much he loved God. I told him if he loved my mother as well as God, he wouldn't be beating my mother. She never got help. Now, she is dead...