NO ONE and I mean NO ONE will ever put their hands on me in a relationship and get away with it. It is completely unacceptable. She inflicted physical harm on you. Not unless you purposely hit her or did something to hurt her physically should she feel the need to heat you.
Break up with her she clearly has issues if she feels the only way to get her point across is to smack you across the face. We don't live in the wild we're humans and as such we should behave like one. Not like a wild animal.
Leave her!. You don't to be with somone who's going to be beating on you. Even in the case if you try to fight back its only going to look bad on you! best advise is to just walk away and be with somone who actually deserves you.
Do NOT hit her back. You are much larger and stronger than she will ever be physiologically speaking men's muscles are designed that way. You need to tell her that hitting you was not OK and ask her to be mindful and not do it in the future.
I say this because taking legal action is not a good way to go for one slap. I should know, I have a year of court-ordered therapy, $19,000 in legal bills, a public record, and got expelled from college for one slap. Don't ruin her life over one mistake, but do let her know that if it happens again (which it should not, you will consider it abusive and leave).
Leave her! Please! You do not deserve that at all, I don't care how caught up you two were in the heat of the moment, physical violence is never okay, and trust me the mature good women would never do that. At the very least do not let it go because she very well may do it again and it can get worse, and please do not hit her back it will only make things worse. I am sorry this happened to you, all the best
Chances are, she might not ever go to the extreme of battering you, but physical violence is physical violence. It's also a good sign that she'll lose her temper as use her words as weapons much more commonly. People who can't control their temper often tear others down with cruel words that are not easily forgotten.
Also, I've seen several guys slap their girlfriend back without it being hard enough to harm her and nobody calls the cops, etc. BUT ... these couples end up splitting up anyway because the temper control problem gets too much to handle.
At the very least, sit her down for a serious conversation about how she violated you and you are not going to tolerate her losing her temper like that. Then, have her work out a solid plan for how she plans to contain it, with the expectations that if she doesn't make progress, you're gone.
Do NOT let it go. Do NOT slap her back. Break up if you feel you have to. At the very least, seriously sit down with her and explain how she can't do that. You can't defend yourself without you getting in trouble, it's just as bad as a guy hitting a girl, since you are defenceless. Possibly even worse since a girl can hit a guy back and no bats an eye but if a guy hits a girl back he is considered abusive and can be charged. It's not fair and hopefully one day it will change.
If she doesn't take you seriously, she will definitely hit you again so dump her.
I don't understamd why some people are asking "why" she slapped him or "what did he do to deserve the slap".In my books that is irrelevant. Violence is violence. She may or may not have meant to cause harm but the thought and an act of physical violence should never be tolerated in a relationship. Surely you should have enough respect for your partner to not hit them, but to rather talk it out like civilised people.Had this been the other way people would be baying for jail time. I've seen it plenty of times. A guy getting so pissed off at his partner and giving her a slap in the heat of the moment. the cops are come to arrest him and he is forever known as a woman beater. Now a girl does the same to a guy and therefore she must have a justifiable reason to do what she did. I call BS.
Manindark you should seriously think about your relationship and the path it will be going after this incident
I don't know what exactly you should do. I don't know enough about ither of you. But I can say that you should never hit you significant other. I have spent way too much time visiting my mom in the hospital and my dad in jail.
if you will slap back it maybe correct because even she slapped you but the society will blame you the guilty...this is the tyme to make her feel ashamed you shld ignore her dnt answer her msgs and all neither tell her your breakin up
tell her to apologize. if she doesn't admit her mistakes/doesn't apologize to you, break up with her. girls are very emotional. maybe you provoked her/hurt her feelings --> she acted in the heat of the moment. it doesn't mean she doesn't love you. seriously, people on her are overly sensitive. it's just a slap.