Abuse of any kind in any type of relationship is unacceptable and should be dealt with. You do not have to remain in a relationship that is physically, mentally or emotionally damaging. However, when you are married to an abusive spouse, protecting yourself and your children from controlling behavior and violence is more complex.
When a woman is in an abusive relationship, it can be incredibly difficult to break free from the cycle of violence and abuse. We have detailed some of the biggest reasons why it is so difficult for women to leave abusive partners in a free special report which you can read here.