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Abuse doesn't stop at the court room. Melinda has shared her battles in her life and through the court room as she navigates through the legal system Bringing encouragement, insight and empowerment to those that are in a abusive relationship. She is in the process of creating a new life, speaking engagements to "Break the Silence" of abuse, while putting a face to abuse. She is currently working on writing a book about her experiences as a Survivor.View short Bio here- https://www.patheos.com/blogs/ahappymedium/2013/02/notbrokenbutbrave/

Monday, August 29, 2011

The Nice Girl Syndrome- Intro

The copyright from this book is 2008, so the statistics are not accurate, yet they are astounding.

  • The American Medical Association estimates that over 4 million women are victims of severe assaults by boyfriends and husbands each year.
  • Around the world, at least 1 in every 3 women has been beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused in her lifetime.
  • Nearly 1/3 of American women (31%) report being physically or sexually abused by a husband or boyfriend at some point in their lives.
  • Approximately 1 in 5 female high shcool students report being physically and/or sexually abused by a dating partner.
  • Three in 4 women (76%) who reported that they have been raped and/or physically assaulted since age 18 said that a current or former husband, cohabitating partner or date commited the assault.
  • Nearly 1/5 (18%) reported experiencing a completed or attempted rape at some time in their lives.
  • Annually in the U.S., 503,485 women are stalked by an initimate partner. 78% of stalking victims are women.
Of course the major question that comes to everyone's mind is: "Why is she putting up with it?" "Why does she stay?"

Beverly mentions that she does not blame the nice girl but she does say there must be a reason why she stays or put's up with the behavior.
Personally, I was worried about the threats he made towards our children, my family and myself. He made many sadistic and horrible threats of violence. Each victim has her/his reason for why.

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