Hi, I myself had been in an abusive relationship for over 13 years. And it was not only myself bejng abused, my three daughters were as well. I left in December of 2018. It was a little over a year after losing my oldest daughter to suicide and realizing he still hadn't changed that I left. I never left before, never called the cops, never reported the abuse in any way. Losing my daughter was the hardest thing I ever had to face. I had enough. There was nothing I was afraid of anymore. I had let him know that wanted to leave and he promised he would change. He did for a short period of time, but his verbal and emotional abuse came back little by little. And it wasn't towards me, because he knew that after we lost our daughter I had changed. I wouldn't allow him to hurt me anymore. Whether it was his verbal or emotional abuse, it didn't affect me. It bothered him that he couldn't get to me anymore. I noticed he took it out on my other 2 daughters. He would not do it in front of me, because I would stop him. He would do it when the children were alone with him. Long story short, there was nothing stopping me now. I knew I hsd to leave for the sake of my daughters and protecting them.