Man '10 days from death' stayed with abusive girlfriend out of fear that she would kill him
There are a variety of reasons why people chose to stay in abusive relationships. One man from Bedfordshire, Alex Skeel, stayed with his abusive girlfriend because he feared for his life should he leave.
Alex’s now ex-girlfriend, Jordan, has become the first woman in the UK to be imprisoned on charges of controlling and coercive behavior.
The abuse began three years into their relationship and lasted for nine months.
LOVE IN HOT WATER
One of the primary methods that Jordan used to abuse Alex was by pouring boiling water over him. The first time it happened she backed him into a corner while holding a full kettle.
Alex felt incredible pain during this incident and was desperate for some relief. He begged her to let him take a cold bath, but she only let him sit in it for a minute before demanding him to get out again.
Jordan played mind games with Alex with the end goal of gaining control over all aspects of his life. She also dictated what he wore and how he styled his hair.
It turns out that Alex is not alone. According to UK crime statistics, the number of men who are victims of domestic violence has doubled since 2012.
On the American front, Steven Tyler, the lead singer of Aerosmith has donated $50 000 for the renovation of a haven for abused women in Tennessee, called Janie’s House.
The purpose of the center is to offer therapy, housing, and safety. It is on the Youth Villages Bartlett Campus near Memphis. When asked about his donation, Steven said:
“The reason that I am at Janie’s House is because I experienced sexual abuse at the age of three. Through Janie’s House, I can learn a lot about my past and learn I was not the only one that had been through the same problems.”
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