Is it okay to want to talk to a friend if you are going through domestic abuse?

I asked a friend to pray for my relationship this morning. She can tell something is wrong and wants to meet up tonight. What should and shouldn't I tell her? My SO and I are both friends with her and her husband, but they knew him before they knew me. I don't want to play victim and make him seem like a bad person because they've never seen the side of him that is violent and cruel. I don't plan on giving details but what should I say? I need someone to talk to and this is a woman of faith who I trust. Am I making a bad choice?