This article originally appeared on Psychology Today.
What you need to know to stay safe.
When I first entered the domestic violence arena back in 1992, the number one cause of injury to women in the United States was her spouse. Now, 25 years later, women continue to be at great risk due to the men they date and marry.
A July 2017 study by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention showed that 55% of women who were murdered was a result of domestic violence. In other words, an intimate partner (current or past), was the person responsible for ending a woman’s life in more than half the cases.
All too often, we are exposed to these tragic stories in the media.
In the U.S., about three women a day are killed. Children and other relatives can be murdered as well—all because of domestic violence.