This is my survival story about being a victim of domestic abuse. My hope is that my story helps anyone recognize the signs of domestic violence and encourages them to get out while they can. No one deserves to be abused. Statistics show that between one million to three million women are abused by their boyfriend or husband each year. The statistics for men are much lower; only 350,000 are abused by their girlfriend or wife. Call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) and get help for yourself or a friend.