Chilling Texts Reveal the Reality of a Controlling Relationship

Don't worry... There's a happy ending

According the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), a United States female citizen is assaulted in some way every nine seconds. In other words… During a 30 minute television show, about 200 women are hurt.

Another distributing stat? “Only 34% of people who are injured by intimate partners receive medical care for their injuries,” reports the NCADV. The hardest thing for victims of domestic violence to do is reach out for help. Though, the most important thing to remember (if you or someone you know is involved in domestic violence) is that when you know better, you do better. Getting help opens people to an array of resources, often saving their lives, getting them out of deadly situations.

Be it mentally, physically, or emotionally, any one can find themselves in a relationship plagued by domestic violence. Violence sees no color, no gender, and no social status or class, but it is reported to be most common among women between 18 and 24 years old.

This 23-year-old from Grass Valley, California married a guy she thought was sweet and loving, but then completely switched his tune. She made it out okay, and she wanted to share a little bit of her story.

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