Disclaimer: The experiences and incidents recounted in this article could be a trigger for those sensitive to, or have past experience of abuse. Reader discretion is advised.
Love hurts, they say. We hear this being said all too often. And somewhere, in our hearts and minds we've conditioned ourselves to believe that the pain is part of the love. That they hurt us because they love us. When, in reality, love should never cause pain, or hurt.
Despite several laws in place reports suggest that nearly 75% of those who reported being victims of domestic violence did not seek help from anyone.
If you need any kind of help, you can contact NGOs like URJA, SNEHA, maitriindia, etc. You can also find government helpline numbers here. Whatever you do, confide in someone outside of the relationship so that you have someone to stand by you when it's time to take a stand. Because love shouldn't hurt.