1 - Domestic Abuse in Women Every nine seconds, a woman is...

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Domestic Abuse in Women Every nine seconds, a woman is battered in the United States. Despite what some may believe, domestic abuse does not just occur in marriages. Domestic abuse transpires in roughly fifty percent of marriages and forty percent of adolescent relationships. It is believed that nearly sixty percent of domestic abuse cases are never reported or reported well after the fact. I have experienced domestic abuse in a past relationship. There are no easy decisions when in an abusive relationship. Once the abuse starts, it is nearly impossible to get away. If I tried to leave, he threatened to hurt me more. I could not tell anyone because I was afraid of what he would do. I was scared for my life. Even though I have been out of the relationship for two years, I am still recovering from the physical and psychological anguish that I suffered with for almost a year and a half. I made many mistakes when trying to cope with my situation. I now know that much of the suffering I dealt with could have been prevented. While there is a significant
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Martin during the Fall '08 term at Indiana State University .

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1 - Domestic Abuse in Women Every nine seconds, a woman is...

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