Have been reading almost all the stories listed in this page. I have been married for the last 3 years and recently had a baby. I thought bringing baby into this small family of me and my husband will change my equation with him and the story took a different turn. I was married in 2010 and that is when I came to the United States on a dependant visa (H4), which also means no job. my husband was very sweet before we got married but suddenly change, became violent with extremely abusive language and the tendency to hit me on and off for very trivial things as soon as I reached here. I have been trying to speak to my in-laws about this but they are trying to cover it all up. Last nite, he hit me very badly on my neck and literally squeezed my mouth with his both hands and hurt my back too. He threatens to hurt me and my family back in India and also threatens to keep the baby with him. Can someone please guide me through a proper and legal way out that I can get in this country. Also, if I seek shelter at a domestic violence shelter, will they help me find a job to support me and my baby. Thx.