you can't .......plan your escape now :-)
stab him in the leg, eye etc... it worked for me
You can't stop him. You have to stand right in front of him and show him and make sure he knows you are stronger than he is...in whatever way he is using to control or abuse you. He is a bully and he thrives on fear and is counting on you backing down . He is also a coward . I think the legal aspect is a good one and support group for you. He has to see it in your eyes you body language and in your heart. You are not going to bow down....cost or not.