My husband was verbally and emotionally abusive when our baby was born. He threatened me once when inwas pregnant but nothing happened. This went on a couple of months but has now stopped and nothing like that s happened for about 8 months.
At the time I thought if it stopped everything would be ok. But it's not. He has improved a lot but I can't forgive him. He has his own version of events which aren't true and thinks it's my fault and my problem and I need to get over it. He's not sorry at all. I had asked him a couple of times if he'd go to counselling or mediation but he wont
I just want to separate but knowing what he is like I'm worried about how he'll react. I don't think he'd let me take our child and am worried if I don't take her he won't let me see her. He's vindictive and I think he'll lie and say I'm a bad mother and I'm worried he'll get custody. I want to do everything fairly but he won't. He is a good father and I would like to share custody. Can i just runaway? I am kicking myself because I feel like if I separate when he was being abusive I would've had lots of support but I didn't.