I volunteered at a womens crisis clinic for a couple years. It go too depressing after a while because so many women would go back to these jerks. I didn't know about shelters when I was in my mess. But then I thought it was my fault in a way. I thought one of us was going to end up dead in order for me to get away.
He didn't abuse my daughter, well he did, by teasing incesently but never hit her. Had he I would have killed him. That upsets me more than anything, that a woman will let a man hit or sexually abuse her kids. I can't imagine being that beat down or in denial. Thank God I neve had children with him! He'd still be in my life. When I told my daughter that Johnny was not her dad, she was relieved! LOL!