A man has revealed how his controlling ex-partner launched a ferocious attack on him, slashing him across the face and battering him with a red-hot frying pan.
Domestic abuse survivor, Matt Kite, 55, was victim to Helen Fraser's violent temper which left him scarred for life.
One of the stab wounds on his face just missed severing a main artery.
In April, Fraser, 52, was handed a 20-month suspended sentence after admitting wounding with intent at Lewes Crown Court in April.
Now Matt, from Hailsham, East Sussex, is speaking out to raise awareness of male domestic violence.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Matt says: 'For years, Helen made my life a living hell. Every morning, I didn't know what I'd wake up to.
Matt Kite is speaking out about male domestic violence after his partner Helen Fraser left him with horrific injuries when she launched a vicious attack on him armed with a knife and a pan
Matt was left with serious cuts to his face and burns to his back after the attack by Fraser
'She had an awful temper and would make me feel worthless.
'Her sentence is appalling. I'm sure if a man would have inflicted the same violence on a woman, they'd see jail time.
'I just want other men to know they're not alone and not to be ashamed to speak out against their abusers.'
Matt first met Fraser when they were children.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
It wasn't until years later in 2012 that they reconnected over Facebook. In November 2015, the pair went on their first date and hit it off.
Matt says: 'At first, Helen was a ray of sunshine. I'd spend every weekend with her and we got on like a house on fire.'
Matt and Helen had known each other since they were young and first started dating in 2015
When Matt moved in with Helen in 2018, he discovered a different more controlling side of her
But when Matt moved in with Fraser three years later, everything changed.
Matt says: 'Helen would yell at me if I hadn't done the washing up and nothing was ever good enough for her.'
Soon, Matt quit his job to be Fraser's full-time carer, as she had mobility issues.
During the day, he'd drive her around to run errands and at night he'd cook dinner.
Matt says: 'Over time, Helen made me feel worthless and would complain if I went out to see friends and family. She'd call me useless and wore me down.
'Eventually, I fell into depression.'
In the last year of their relationship, Fraser began drinking heavily - sometimes up to 15 cans of