Just because he never hit you during your horrible arguments prior to marriage does not excuse that he has graduated from verbal abuse to physical violence. Sweetie, THIS is how physical abuse begins. It starts with meaningless arguments over seemingly nothing into a shouting match, then it graduates to physical abuse. Typically the abuse would begin with verbal abuse, then pushing you around. But, noooo, this guy jumped from arguing to a full on brawl as he slapped you almost a dozen times, pushed you around and slammed your head into a wall.
If you do not fully believe that you are in an abusive relationship, then you are officially in denial.
What should you do? You have two choices:
1) Stay in denial. Walk on eggshells, just waiting for him to come home drunk again, pick a fight and then perhaps knock your teeth out. Or, maybe wait until your eyes are so bruised that you have to lie to everyone about how clumsy you are. Then beg to keep your job because you missed work while your broken nose heals. Maybe get pregnant and subject an innocent child to watch their mommy getting abused, ruining their psyche for the rest of their lives. Waste another decade with him before you come to your senses until your bruised and battered heart, mind, body and soul is just a shell of a person before you decide to finally leave him, a broken women with effed up children who watched their dad beat their mom.
2) Leave that bastard.