In the news we hear about domestic violence against women but rarely ever against men. It happens more than you would think and is every bit as bad as when a woman is beaten up. William Conley was a victim of domestic violence. Here is his story:
Conley spent 14 years in an on again off again marriage. She believed that he was cheating on her even though he had never done anything to break her trust. She would yell at him all the time for having a wandering eye when it came to other women. He said that from his side of the story there are no other women that he would rather look at and felt that her insecurities were her own. Things changed drastically for the couple on February 4th, 2011.
They were at a dance recital for their youngest daughter. One of the children had to go to the bathroom at intermission so instead of making his wife get up he brought their daughter to the bathroom instead. When they got back he was met with a cold shoulder. His wife refused to hold his hand or talk to him. They went through the rest of the recital in silence. He knew that something was wrong but was not sure what. When the show was over she accused him or staring at another woman’s behind while they were walking away. She refused to let him sleep in their bedroom that night which happened often. When he had gotten settled into the bed that he was to be sleeping in she came bursting through the door and continued yelling and screaming.
Just as Conley finally took the step to stand up to her, she attacked. She threw punches at his head, shoulders, and neck. He tried to run to the door but she guarded it, determined not to let him go. She continued punching him. He finally managed to escape and went to a hotel. He wrote down the entire incident and filed a police report the next day. She was arrested and pled guilty to assault charges. Conley filed a protective order so that they could not have contact.