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averageguy1 Sun 11-Mar-18 20:10:23

Quick background been together 5yrs both early 50s never lived together...relationship has had the usual ups and downs as expected. We went out last night for drinks with friends had a lovely evening got back to mine and after a small disagreement over food my partner punched me in the face about 6-10 times on two occasions resulting in a nasty gash to my nose and cuts to my face i didnt hit back just took it.
Today my partner doesnt know why it happened and is very apologetic i am left with a dilema do i finish it which i know will be painful or accept the apology..i am not going to report it as an assault and i know what my advise would be to a friend if in simular circumstances but its so much harder making the decision when its your own problem ,

BIWI Sun 11-Mar-18 20:11:32

Gosh. You really have to ask? You don't live together. Your partner has crossed a (very serious) line. Time to go your separate ways.

AnyFucker Sun 11-Mar-18 20:14:05

You end it

No more questions. No more discussion.

early20s Sun 11-Mar-18 20:14:40

No questions asked. He's punched you in the face!!!! Get out of that environment right away. No one deserves that

NormaNameChange Sun 11-Mar-18 20:15:04

If you aren't going to report this, I think at the least you need to be apart. This is never acceptable and if he doesnt know why it happened, how can he or you be sure it wont happen again. Have you got checked out? Hope your ok flowers

Aprilmightmemynewname Sun 11-Mar-18 20:15:29

Take some selfies so you aren't tempted to forget. If you can't report him then at least ltb.

HuckfromScandal Sun 11-Mar-18 20:15:54

You leave
And be glad you were not living together
And they seek help

FlyingwithBaby Sun 11-Mar-18 20:15:55


GreenMeerkat Sun 11-Mar-18 20:16:40

Get out now!!!

I mean NOW!

Nobody should EVER put up with that level of violence in a relationship.

I'd also report him to the police.

averageguy1 Sun 11-Mar-18 20:17:02

I am a man not woman and yes i have taken pictures .

Growuphelen Sun 11-Mar-18 20:17:50

Go. Leave. Do not look back. He doesnt know why he did it ? Because he's a bastard that's why. Forgive this and it teaches him he can do it again. I've been there.

AnyFucker Sun 11-Mar-18 20:18:09

Your sex is irrelevant

GreenMeerkat Sun 11-Mar-18 20:18:42

Apologies for the assumption (using him). But it doesn't make a blind bit of difference that you are a man.

Get out now. Go... don't look back.

Joysmum Sun 11-Mar-18 20:18:53

Today my partner doesnt know why it happened and is very apologetic i am left with a dilema do i finish it

If he doesn’t know why it happened then he can’t take steps to ensure it doesn’t happen again. Apologies aren’t enough, you’re in danger.

Why wouldn’t you report it? Why stay?

Imagine if someone punched someone you love in the face repeatedly in a sustained attack. Why wouldn’t you want their attacker to be caught and punished?

NymeriaStark Sun 11-Mar-18 20:18:58

I’m actually shocked reading this.

There should be no dilemma-end it now.

Tallulahstightsaretight Sun 11-Mar-18 20:24:15

Run and don’t look back make it female is irrelevant

Tallulahstightsaretight Sun 11-Mar-18 20:25:04

I meant
* male or female is irrelevant

GrooovyLass Sun 11-Mar-18 20:35:08

You've not said if your partner is male or female but that doesn't matter. End it now and thank the lord you don't live together.

mistermagpie Sun 11-Mar-18 20:35:53

End it and don't look back. You know you have to. Poor you, that must have been horrific.

Gemini69 Sun 11-Mar-18 20:37:14


your gender has no bearing on the assault you have endured my lovely... please think on... accepting this apology .. now having happened once.. it is likely to happen again because a boundary has been broken ...

I agree with everyone ... you must for your own safety end this ..
and I'm so sorry to read what has happened to you flowers

Spottytop1 Sun 11-Mar-18 20:37:49

You end it, it WILL happen.
Your partner's behaviour is not acceptable.
Walk away now before it happens again.

Want2beme Sun 11-Mar-18 20:38:19

You must be be devastated. I hope you're doing ok. I don't think you should continue the relationship with him. You'll never trust him again.

averageguy1 Sun 11-Mar-18 20:53:04

Thanks for all the replies and i know gender is irrelevant , i am going to end the relationship it affects other family members but its the right thing to do ...all aside its going to be tough you just cannot stop the feeling of love you have for someone.
Thanks again.

SandyY2K Sun 11-Mar-18 20:53:28

That's an awful lot of punches. I wouldn't feel safe in the relationship after that attack.

Coyoacan Sun 11-Mar-18 20:58:42

Glad you are going to end it.

its going to be tough you just cannot stop the feeling of love you have for someone

I know, been there and foolishly did forgive the first time. Because it is only the first time..

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