I've been in emotionally and physically abusive relationships practically all of my life and I'm 47. I just ended the latest one because he has blacked my eyes and generally beat the brakes off me. On top of that he lies and cheats compulsively. I allowed him and his homeless friend to move in with me because I had lost my job, found out that I had a chronic disease that was life threatening, was going thru a divorce where my ex left me with piles of debt and was going into foreclosure and so I really needed the money. I was going thru the lowest period of my life and suffering like hell. Finally I woke up and got them both out of my house. I got on my knees and prayed for God to give me the strength to survive and to stay away from this man. I asked God for healing and changed my thinking and now I pray that I can love myself enough not to ever let another man abuse me. I'm still hurting, but time heals all wounds. I just want to share with everyone that "This too Shall Pass". I start a new job tomorrow - Praise God!!!!!