Diane Reid-Romero was murdered by her husband last week in Merced. She was 44.
On average, more than three women a day are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends in the United States.
If you are a victim of domestic violence, whether you are male or female, adult or child, help is available. You are not alone.
From the Family Violence Prevention Fund:
If you are in immediate danger, call 911.
If you are being hurt by your partner, it is NOT your fault. You deserve to be safe and healthy. For help and information anytime, contact:
National Domestic Violence Hotline
www.ndvh.org 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
National Sexual Assault Hotline
National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
Are you concerned about your relationship? Does your partner scare, criticize, or blame you? Does your partner tell you what to do and who to see? Has your partner ever hurt or threatened you, or pressured you to have sex? You are not alone.
Abuse happens in every culture, every country, every age group, and it may be happening to you. No one deserves to be abused or threatened. You cannot stop your partner's abuse, but you can find help and support for yourself.
What You Can Do
There is no excuse for domestic violence.