physical violence - sexual violence - psychological aggression

can occur between heterosexual or same-sex couples

 can vary in frequency and severity

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2014 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence survey

1 in 4 women (22.3%)

have been the victim of

severe physical violence by an intimate partner

1 in 7 men (14.0%)  have experienced the same


it happens all around us

all the time

i just woke up dead

tackles this widespread

unspoken reality 

the author is an offender

it does not have to end this way

leave that relationship

seek help 

  it always gets worse  


in a world connected through

social media

who can say that out of their

300 "friends"

(the appx. avg in 2014)

they know

  at least 30  

(recall 1 in 4 women - 1 in 7 men)

who have been victims of

  severe physical violence?  

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during the years following multiple gross misdemeanor domestic assault convictions in 2006


anger management!!!



chemical dependency rehab

psychiatric hospitals




10 years

without any acts of violence

it can be done

just keep getting up

never give up