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    Hi guys,


    I’m just about to split up with my partner. This relationship is toxic and has been so for quite some time now. Apart from all the emotional challenges, I am worrying how we’re going to cope financially and where we are going to live. I have no close family around.

    Atm we rent 3 bedroom house, the contract is to July. He is becoming harder and harder to stand. We argue every day, he is emotionally abusive and on few instances got physical as well – for instance when I was pregnant with our second he threw a wallet full of coins at me, I had a huge purple bruise on my thigh. Or kicked the phone out of my hands almost hitting me in the face. He can’t even see his wrong doings, he says he’s justified cause I provoked him! Even now, he’s standing at me and yelling – I’m just looking at my phone and telling him to stop. But he won’t.

    I need to get out. This is bad on the kids and myself. I can’t remember what true happiness is.

    He’s threatening me with taking kids away.

    I stay at home, run part-time business, don’t have enough income to support ourselves. I make roughly £500 a month and it is not stable.  It’s not even enough to pay the rent.

    Don’t know what to do – don’t want to go back to full-time employment – after nursery fees for 2 kids I will have even less left to live on. I’ve spent 2 years building the business around taking care of my kids and I don’t want to loose it – I’m hoping to build it so it brings full time income when kids go to school – our second is only 4 months old so that’s a long way to go still.

    I’d appreciate your help!



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    Hi B, the sooner you escape the better, you don’t have to put up with this abuse, no man should ever lay a finger on a woman.

    This number is for an organisation that’s a collaboration between Refuge and Woman’s Aid, they will give you the best advice, their websites are also worth looking at.

    National domestic violence helpline 0808 2000 247

    Always remember that you’re worth more than this abuse.



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    As above. Mark is spot on. You shouldnt have to put up with this. Its abuse. Stop it now by getting the ball rolling and calling the above number. Enough already !  Your trying your hardest and being put down both emotionally and physically. Please,please listen to above post. Take care xx

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