I dont know if this is the right place to discuss my problem but I dont see any other recourse.
I am a 34 year old educated male married for the past 7 years and we have a son. I've been facing domestic violence for the past 7 years. My wife has been hitting me on some pretext or the other for the past 7 years. It is a so called 'LOVE' marriage.
I dont know where to begin, but here it goes... for every small issue I used to get shouted at, kicked, hair pulled, arms scratched....all this was till about 3-4 years back. After that things got slightly normal and at the most I would get slapped and abused.
I couldn't tell this to any body ... I mean my parents knew of it but they couldn't bear the torture and left the house to live separately. Till our son was small it was ok but now he is 5 and understands so he cries if she fights with me. I created a fake chat ID and started chatting with different women who became good friends. This became a regular habit, whenever i got a chance, I would chat with my friends and this continued for about 1.5 years. Then about 6 months back, I got sick and tired of her abusive ways and called her parents and asked them to intervene. They intervened, things got better and the physical abuse reduced but verbal abuse continued. After this, I stopped chatting and removed my id's but still got caught because of one act of indescretion. I had sent an email to one of my old chat friends with explicitly sexual content and my wife saw it.
I apologised to her and told her that it was one act of indescretion and I dont have any affair or no intentions of having one. Now that I am caught once, my life is a living ****. She doesn't trust me. I understand that it was wrong on my part to do what I did and I promised her that I wont do it again. I understand if she doesn't trust me but for every small thing I am being treated like ****. Slappings and shoutings have started again. Earlier atleast I could turn my face and go to sleep now I have to pacify her even if it is a silly thing like coming home 10 minutes late or not calling her during the day time if she wasn't feeling well. My patience is wearing thin and I dont want to make a hue and cry because I know she will portray me as a devil in front of the whole world and tell everyone what I have done. I dont mind that too but what I mind is the fact that my child will suffer un-necessarily.
IS THERE A LAW TO FORBID WOMEN FROM HITTING THEIR HUSBANDS?