I've been married 10 years to a verbally abusive man. It sucks. I have 2 kids and don't want this for them. I am scared to leave for so mnay reasons, all of them excuses really. I hate the way he screams and yells, calls me names and one he gets it off his chest his fine and I'm a wreck. I would never hurt myself but would'nt be opposed to something happening to me. God forbid that too, because my kids. He has turned his anger on my 8 year old daughter. She says he doesn't scare her and I don't know if its true. I can't help but not to believe her. The other day he grbbed her by the arms and pushed her onto the couch. I have to believe she was terrified, I know how I feel when he gets in my face. It's not goo that's for sure. I don't want her growing up and marrying some one like her father and I will be damned if my son will be like him. I have tried in my mind to straighten this out and can't figure out why I'm still here. Partly because my father left me at a young age and I grew up to have no self-esteem and have always been stupid in relationships with men. I just can't take it anymore. Problem is of course I don't work have no money and 2 small kids to support. Any one else out there?