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newly separated and feeling bad
      08/13/04 10:24 AM

Even though I know I did the right thing, I still feel really bad. I left my marriage on June 11 after 19 1/2 years, my 16 yr. old daughter and I share a one bedroom apartment. My 17 yr. old son stayed with his father. The abuse started as soon as we were married and I kept hoping it would get better but it never did. In December he hit me for the last time and I told him to get help or I was leaving. When he wasn't punching the wall, throwing remote controls or telephones, calling me a bitch and cursing at me, shoving me up against the wall...he was a nice enough guy although he was incredibly lazy and only wanted to sleep in front of the tv when not at work. We fought constantly about things needing repair, he wouldn't let me call a repair man and never did the work himself. The floor by the backdoor was rotted, the bathtub leaked and needed replaced...the house was one hundred+ yrs. old and in really bad shape. We had too many problems to tell right now but the marriage was beyond repair. I had tried to kill myself twice, the second time I told the doctors about the abuse and I was given brochures for womens shelters. Of course no one suggested my husband get into therapy. After the suicide attempts I was in therapy for years and then one day I realized I'd be in therapy forever but the problem wasn't me it was HIM! So I left. But, I feel so lonely, scared, and sad. Because I'm disabled I'm only able to work parttime and when I get divorced I won't have health insurance except my medicare. I take very expensive medication that I will never be able to afford. My car is just about dead, I doubt it will last through the winter. I'm just so scared.

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* newly separated and feeling bad Terry 08/13/04 10:24 AM
. * * Re: newly separated and feeling bad TLL   10/04/04 04:49 AM
. * * Re: newly separated and feeling bad soontobedivorce   09/18/04 10:37 AM
. * * Re: newly separated and feeling bad freeagain   09/24/04 09:11 PM
. * * Re: newly separated and feeling bad Onyx   09/04/04 03:14 PM
. * * There's lots of help out there... almostheaven   08/29/04 07:05 AM
. * * Re: newly separated and feeling bad Diane67   08/28/04 11:10 PM

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