Hello, I'm 27 and have 2 children (8 years and 1 year). I have been with my husband for 10 years and married 3 years. We have had a ton of issues, from physical and mental abuse, to drug and alcohol abuse. Not on my side, I'm a square as they say, but my husband not so much. The first 3 years of my life were filled with physical abuse and I loved my him so much and I was so young that I did not want to leave. I grew up with out my mom and dad so it was very important that I made it work between us. He is also very jealous which that has not changed. He stopped putting his hands on me for years and messed up when I was prego with my son and beat me. I stayed once again although I have always considered leaving . I stayed because he seems to always try and make it better. He has not put his hands on me since then. He was in and out of jail a lot and he was in jail for 7 months last year. Since he has been home he seems to want to make it work and tries a lot, but he still messes up. doing dugs and drinking. I want to bad to end it, but how can I tell him and stick to my words. I have told him before and I can't bring myself to letting him leave because I feel bad for my children. I don't know if I should just stick it out and give up my happiness for my children or leave. Please help and advice is needed. All kinds .. I just don't know how to do this. Thank you.