I was reading some alarming statistics concerning domestic violence that left me very concerned. According to the American Bar Association, "Approximately 1.3 million women and 835,000 men are physically assaulted by an intimate partner annually in the United States; in 2000, 1,247 women and 440 men were killed by an intimate partner;in recent years, an intimate partner killed approximately 33% of female victims and 4% of male murder victims".
Abusing your partner or him/her abusing you is not ok.Abusing includes:
- hitting you
- spitting on you
- kicking you
- punching you
- pushing you
- calling you mean offensive words
- making you feel insecure about yourself
- trying to isolate you from family and friends
NJ Domestic Violence Hotline is 800-572-SAFE(7233)
National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233
They're there to help 24 hours a day,7 days a week!
You shouldn't go through this alone.