A man admitted carrying out an assault on a woman at an address in Grantham.
Gary Neil, of George Street in Grantham, admitted assault by beating following the incident on January 9.
The court heard Neil drank 10 beers during the day before attacking the woman.
Rory Macmillan, defending, said Neil was feeling frustrated at his job situation and difficulties in his relationship.
Mr Macmillan said: “He accepts at one point he grabbed her by the throat. When he came to his senses five or 10 seconds later he let her go.”
Mr Macmillan told the court Neil also admitted grabbing the victim by the arms and “pulling her to her feet”.
Mr Macmillan continued: “In the course of which she stumbled forward and fell into the fire place. That caused a bump to her head.”
Mr Macmillan said Neil felt remorse for his actions.
He said: “He feels very depressed. He would not feel comfortable about entering into a relationship with anybody until he learns to deal with things better.”
The case was adjourned until February 25 for pre-sentence reports.