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u/SeaDots Jan 14 '22 Silver

The fact he didn't kill her the last time was just luck and chance. Everytime you violently choke someone in a rage, death is a very realistic outcome.


u/goldenbugreaction Jan 15 '22 edited Jan 15 '22 Silver All-Seeing Upvote This Doom

The second someone puts their hands around an intimate partner’s neck, the odds of that person eventually following through with murder go up 7x.

— Edit: to the people asking to clarify if that’s between intimate partner/domestic violence or consensual rough play…either read the link or read the room.

Edit 2: since this has a little attention, here’s a free PDF of “Why Does He Do That?” by Frank Lundy. If your partner is abusive, get out as soon as you safely can. If there’s uncertainty about either one, I promise this will help.


u/waifuiswatching Jan 15 '22

I learned about this statistic several years ago, shortly after my friend told me her husband pinned her against the wall and "lightly choked" her (she could breathe but couldn't speak clearly). I begged her to leave him as this was not the first, second, or ninth time he had been violent towards her. She is still with him and he choked her so badly a year ago she had bruises on her neck for two weeks. She still won't leave. I don't know what to do. I'm afraid he'll kill her within the next three years based off his past escalation patterns.


u/Justheretobraap Jan 15 '22

Choking/strangulation is its own crime or a penalty enhancer in most states for domestic violence cases because statistically women are more likely to killed by their abuser if there has been strangulation in a past incident.


u/MollyMohawk1985 Jan 15 '22 Helpful

My ex before my (amazing and kind) husband would choke me out often when he'd get angry. Usually something I had no control over. He would talk down to me, twist my words, steal, beat me, go MIA and come back whenever he wanted, he put his gun to my head on several occasions. Shamefully some of this happened in front of my oldest kiddo whonwas a baby/toddler st the time. It made me think about giving him up for adoption just so one of us were free and safe. (Thankfully I didn't and we got away).

I can't say it was the last time he choked me out but the one that plays in my head when I think about it was when he put me up against the apartment door. I remember thinking "there's a cop that lives just a few doors down. I hope he's home." And then the anger in my ex's face. And then my vision went so white light it went black (I don't know how to describe it). I remember watching him drop me. I couldn't move I couldn't breath I just stared as everything got hazing and hazier like a fog. I remember watching him pace a bit before basically smacking me movabley conscious and then breathing.

I stayed with him for years after this. Any time he went to jail or prison I'd visit him. He would tell me or mouth it if it was being recorded that 'he'd kill me if I ever left him.' If that wasn't enough to get me to open my eyes.... it wasn't.

Long of the short I have even let my husband know if I ever go missing it's my ex and here's all his info. If I ever get abducted or murdered it will be because of my ex. It's been 11 years. I get updates thru the prison system when he's released. I check CCAP at least twice a year. I think I'd feel better if he hadn't had a baby with my SIL's sister (while we were together). So I always feel like there's this chance he could find me as we are all in the same state still. And my SIL thinks I made it all up (bc that's what her sister told her, hmmmhmmmm). Despite the long record dude has (I have never been arrested) and signs of abuse I had recorded or saved as evidence in case. We are not fans of each other to say the least.

I know I'm lucky to be here. And now that I know terms "gaslighting" and "narcissistic" I have been able to share my gut red flags and story with friends and have helped a few of them leave long abusive relationships. Maybe not as physically abusive but mental games are just as dangerous. My ex cut away at any self worth I had and even though it's been over a decade I still question myself often. I have little trust and it's hard for me to trust new people even if it's a best friend's dear friend kinda deal.

Anyone reading this if you are on the fence to leave, this is my personal permission for you to get out.

Create a safe grab and go bag, stay with friends or family or go to The Y whatever you gotta do, leave and start living your life!


u/OSRS_Satriani Jan 15 '22

Prior incidents of strangulation is the #1 risk factor in whether or not a partner will kill their spouse.


u/AJDillonsMiddleLeg Jan 15 '22

Honestly, it's the most likely outcome by far. If someone choking you in a blind rage doesn't kill you, it's because they were never in a blind rage and they were fully conscious of what they were doing and knew when they needed to stop.


u/SayeretJoe Jan 14 '22

Also the fact that he was basically blaming her “why’d you get me mad, this is your fault”. Big red flag!


u/MomoKun999 Jan 15 '22

This is actually something that they teach now in law enforcement as an EXTREMELY bad sign for escalation of domestic violence.


u/AmettOmega Jan 15 '22

No kidding, especially with his foot on her neck. Like, WTF.


u/CAPITAL_CUNT Jan 14 '22

Fuck ANYONE who is reading these comments and thinking, "These fat feminist females are so paranoid!" Intimate partner violence is the number one cause of death of pregnant women, and more than half of the women and the girls who have been murdered around the world were killed by a family member or a previous or current partner1.

P.S., Sorry I responded to you in particular.


u/emu314159 Jan 15 '22

Death by vagal inhibition is a thing, though it usually occurs afaik where someone is full on both hands strangling someone. But it's always a possibility with any serious pressure.

Jesus this guy is a psycho.


u/[deleted] Jan 15 '22

It happens so fast and so easily too. People don't get the danger of it.


u/mybrainisabitch Jan 14 '22

I believe this. One time in high school I snapped with anger and it was like I have no memory from when I was standing there to when I came to with my hand around this girl's throat. Two guys tried to get me off of her but it wasn't until I got pushed back off balance and fell into the lockers that I let go. I still don't know to this day how hard I was choking her but I imagine it was hard considering I didn't let go and she kind of came with me when I fell. It only ever happened once and luckily there was a crowd around us so it didn't get too far but who knows what would have happened if people didn't get involved...