Love Shouldn’t Hurt
If it does, you may be experiencing the many types of domestic violence. The problem of abuse is not a new one, nor are you alone in your search for answers and options.
The following facts reflect the magnitude of the problem:
- A woman is beaten in the United States every nine seconds.
- On average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States — more than 12 million women and men over the course of a year. That means one person is victimized every 2.5 seconds!
- A recent study found that school-age children who witness violence exhibit a range of problem behaviors including depression, anxiety, and violence towards peers.
- More than 1 in 3 women (35.6%) and more than 1 in 4 men (28.5%) in the United States have experienced rape, physical violence and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime. (CDC National Intimate
Partner and Sexual Violence Survey 2010)