On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year that equates to more that 10 million women and men. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of (of some form) physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
If you are in an abusive relationship please reach out to someone for support. Do not be afraid or ashamed to seek help and support from family and friends that you trust. Also, if you know someone that is in an abusive relationship please let them know that there are resources available to help. The following sites listed below have various information that can help women, men , children, and families that are affected by domestic violence.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800- 799-7233(SAFE) www.ndvh.org
National Dating Abuse Helpline 1-866- 331-9474 www.loveisrespect.org