‘When a man hit you, he ain’t love you’

As she recovers in a hospital bed at the Georgetown Public Hospital Female Surgical Ward, a day after her husband tried to kill her before he ended his own life, Tamika Miller heard warnings. “When a man hit you, he ain’t love you, so don’t try to think otherwise,” her cousin told her yesterday, while adding that women should leave their attacker immediately after the first time they have been hit.

Miller, 29, of 18 Goed Fortuin, West Bank Demerara and Andrew Patterson, 32, had been married for eight years. Throughout its duration, Patterson’s inability to constructively spend his money plagued the union with arguments. However, Miller told Stabroek News that though verbal abuse happened often, …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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