I’m a married woman with a 2-year-old daughter. I got married in 2012. From engagement till now, my husband and I have been fighting on small things. Now since a couple of years he has started beating me, even tried to kill me. His anger is increasing day by day.
Last year his father also hurt me physically. But our family members and I compromised and gave another chance to our relationship. We had a fight again a few days back where he grabbed my neck very hard. It felt like I was about to die. Somehow I was recused by people around me. I ran away and came back to my parents’ house. I am very upset and disappointed now…
All family members are telling me to give him one more chance. But really I don’t want this relationship any more. But on the other side I am still worried about my baby girl. Nowadays I think about suicide too… but I can’t do that as I love my daughter more. Please help me…
Prachi Vaish says:
I’m sorry to hear that you were abused like this. You are absolutely right in this decision.
Abuse in any form should not be tolerated. He has already tried to kill you and your daughter’s and your safety is at stake. Many times it is impossible to explain to other people what you are going through, but I can totally understand and believe you. Please take a step and get out.
Make sure you have a financial plan in place to support your child and yourself. I suggest you consult a lawyer who can guide you to file for divorce along with maintenance. Also, if possible, start gathering evidence of the abuse quietly… Like photos and recordings. This will help your case. I admire your courage and wish you good luck!
Also, once you are out of there, and life gets a little settled, find a therapist who can help you heal the emotional scars of this abusive marriage and help you find joy again!