A Maltese woman found the strength to talk about what she went through to encourge other women in the same situation to speak out.
Taking to social media, this woman said that she ended up hospitalised after the injuries she suffered when she was beaten by her partner during an argument.
As shown in the photographs, the woman suffered injuries to her face, her neck, her chest and her legs and she finished up on the floor unconscious.
The mother said she counted herself as lucky as it could have been worse and she urged all those who were suffering from domestic abuse to find the strength to talk about this and to seek help. A person who really loves you, she said, would never lay a hand on you.