- A man who abused with his words and his fist shares how he got there
- The memories of the abuse differ for his victim, as does the impact
- He says he's a new man and shows how he evolved into a career protecting women
- They are friends and she forgives, but she still struggles to trust and love freely
(CNN)He's nothing like I imagined. His demeanor is gentle, his smile and handshake warm, his words friendly and measured. He asks permission before taking a bite of his takeout salad.
INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE IN U.S.
Victims of severe physical violence:
1 in 4 women
1 in 7 men
Raped in the course of a lifetime:
1 in 5 women
1 in 59 men
Stalked during a lifetime:
1 in 6 women
1 in 19 men
Source: National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey