Domestic violence is a terrible plague that impacts far too many relationships. If you have experienced domestic violence or you know of someone who has experience domestic violence, you must be willing to seek help. Unchecked, the cycle of abuse will escalate and become entrenched. Examples of help include police protection, medical care, and counseling. In reality, abuse is a crime and those who abuse are criminals. The full force of the legal system should compel abusers to change their ways or face permanent consequences.
Run. Seriously leave the relationship as soon as possible. You cannot put an end to domestic violence unless you leave the marriage. If you are physically hurt, notify the police and seek medical attention. Do not disclose your location to your abuser. Seek the support of family members and friend who can provide you with housing and material support. If children are involved in the cycle of abuse, make sure they are taken from the abusive home as well. Surround yourself with strong therapeutic resources.