i couldn't leave until my children were grown. Eventually I did leave, with God and with the idea that being a bag lady was better than where I was. I reached out for help, got a job, bought a house, almost paid off and have one daughter living with me. She is ready to buy her first house. The other daughter the one he abused the most and she has run off to Bulovia with my youngest grandson. She lost two other children to her ex husband. I raised one from eleven to eighteen. My therapist at the time said she had never heard of a case like mine and I want to know if anyone else has. One other thing, after one failed marriage he married my sister.