I know the feeling of being beaten very well. I was there myself...for many years. Going to work with bruises and I have to tell a lie to my colleagues.
No longer the wife of this man now...I call it quit cos not only did he hit me...he betrayed me for years and yet denies it. I asked him to leave ...not an easy decision especially when we have a child together but I made it. Is been 3 years now...and I am much more happier and relieved knowing that I don't need to be afraid to go home.
I am now with a boyfriend who is against men hitting women as well. =)