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Can spousal abuse run both ways?

I'm not sure if this would apply to me, or if this is in my head or if this is even a thing to begin with. My wife, is very... rough with me. Any time she becomes upset, she tends to lean more towards physical action rather than verbal. She strikes me with this and that, and has left a couple tiny marks from time to time. She is always so apologetic right after her anger subsides. I want out of this relationship, and I feel like I'm being abused in a way, but I thought spousal abuse only worked when men beat their wives. Can a male be abused by a female?

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    Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
    5005 Lapeer Rd
    Burton, MI 48509
    (810) 743-2960
    Yes it runs both ways. The only reason that you thought otherwise is that it is much rarer for the female to get physical.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 4/18/2013
    Lawrence Lewis, PC | Lawrence Lewis
    242 Culver Street, Suite103
    Lawrenceville, GA 30045
    (678) 407-9300
    Spousal abuse runs both ways.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia - Replied: 4/16/2013
    William L. Welch, III | William L. Welch, III Attorney
    111 South Calvert Street
    Baltimore, MD 21045
    (410) 385-5630
    Yes. An attorney can assist you with evaluating the prosecution's case, any defenses that you might have, and any plea offer that might be made, so that you can decide whether to plea bargain or go to trial. If you were to be found guilty, then an attorney can assist you with presenting mitigation, allocution, and a recommendation for a more lenient sentence. and a recommendation for a more lenient sentence. Consider seeking a confidential consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney. Beware that online posts are not confidential. If somehow the prosecution were to find your post, then it might be used in evidence against you.
    Answer Applies to: Maryland - Replied: 4/15/2013
    Francis John Cowhig | Universal Law Group, Inc.
    430 S. Garfield Avenue
    Alhambra, CA 91801
    (626) 308-9936
    Can a male be abused by a female? Definitely. The police normally arrest and charge the person who does not have any visual injuries. It usually does not matter if the victim with the injuries is male or female.
    Answer Applies to: California - Replied: 4/15/2013
    Jeanine Carafello | M. Judith Barnett, P.A.
    1911 Dunbarton Drive
    Jackson, MS 39216
    (601) 981-4450
    A man can, and often is, a victim of domestic violence. Domestic violence does NOT only involve female victims. Domestic violence is assault of a family/household member.
    Answer Applies to: Mississippi - Replied: 4/15/2013
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