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The Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP) reports that the FBI "estimates violence will occur during the course of two-thirds of all marriages." Occupation, income level, urban or suburban environment — studies show that none of these factors is an indicator of more or less incidents of domestic abuse.

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"Young people who are living in violent homes are six times more likely to attempt suicide," adds Sanchez.

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"I've seen women go a week with a serious injury before getting help," shares the National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence's Deborah Tucker. Many fear triggering an attacker's anger or having a plan to flee foiled.

And it's no wonder: "Women are 70 times more likely to be killed in the two weeks after leaving than at any other time during the relationship," the Domestic Violence Intervention Program reports.

A mind-boggling one in three women (and one in four men) has been a victim of physical brutality by an intimate partner, the group also reports.

That makes intimate partner violence "the single greatest cause of injury to women," per the Domestic Violence Intervention Program. has slightly decreased during the last 10 years, there are "millions of women and children that we know are living in violent homes every day," Sanchez notes.

What we really need to be asking is, 'Why does the abuse keep happening?