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Marital Rape
Marital rape

Someone you know well and love—your mate—can rape you.

—A marital rape survivor
Patricia LynnPeacock

We were married. He wanted sex. I didn't and was forced.

My former husband was completely controlling. His threats and physical abuse gave him total control over me, including having sex long after he had destroyed any love or physical need that I felt for him.

He put the fear of God in me. I would have done anything not to be hurt by him again. It was like he owned me, like he took my soul and I had no rights. In a weird way he possessed me. I was helpless.

No matter who the people are or what their relationship is—the fault always lies with the person who commits the acts. ...

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