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Beth Lowry

“Love Shouldn’t Hurt”

Domestic Violence:

A pattern of repetitive acts of dominance and coercion ( i.e. threats and intimidation, social isolation, controlling behavior, economic and sleep deprivation, imprisonment; and physical, sexual, emotional, economic, verbal, and psychological abuse) to demonstrate power and control over the other person.

  • 1 in every 3 women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.
  • An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year.
  • 85% of domestic violence victims are women.
  • Historically, females have been most often victimized by someone they knew.
  • Females who are 20-24 years of age are at the greatest risk of nonfatal intimate partner violence.
  • Most cases of domestic violence are never reported to the police.


  • The cost of intimate partner violence exceeds $5.8 billion each year, $4.1 billion of which is for direct medical and mental health services.17
  • Victims of intimate partner violence lost almost 8 million days of paid work because of the violence perpetrated against them by current or former husbands, boyfriends and dates. This loss is the equivalent of more than 32,000 full-time jobs and almost 5.6 million days of household productivity as a result of violence.17
  • There are 16,800 homicides and $2.2 million (medically treated) injuries due to intimate partner violence annually, which costs $37 billion.18

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“Well behaved women seldom make history.”

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich


Beth is a survivor of domestic violence. She is also the founder of a transitional living program for victims in Nashville, Tennessee.



  • 2002 Recipient of the Sui Juris Award, Tennessee
  • Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
  • 2003 Recipient of the Edith Surgin Activist Award,
  • National Organization for Victim Assistance
  • 2003-06 National Advocate Credential of Domestic
  • Violence Intervention Specialty

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