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Throughout my rocky ten year marriage, I was called names, pushed around, and even punched a couple of times. I was thinking about leaving, and had been sleeping on the couch for a while. After a peaceful period, one night I went back to our marriage bed. I was asleep when my husband came home. I woke up when I realized he was starting to undress me. I knew I didn’t want to have sex with him, and I said no, but he kept going, forcing me into having sex. This happened night after night and eventually I just gave up and let him do whatever he wanted. Over the next several months, my husband kept forcing sex on me. Finally, I reached out for help and found an agency who gave me the information and support I needed to leave my abusive relationship and transition into a new home.