Some women who come from screwed up backgrounds actually think that it's normal for husbands/boyfriends to physically assault women. However, if that's the case, than why is it that many men never abuse their female spouse? Take my parents, for example. They've been married for over 35 years. And not once have they ever physically assaulted each other or abuse each other in any other way. A man hitting a woman should never be tolerated. It's wrong and it's not normal.