I’m 28 years old with 3 kids to my husband of 11 years. 14 months ago I left him after a domestic violence episode. I hoped he would get help for his drinking and other issues and we would get back together after a 12 month separation. I have been very ill for the last 6 months following several serious viruses. Now it appears I’m going through early menopause too. The whole thing has caused me to need medication just to cope with the day to day. I want to focus on getting myself better while being a fulltime parent to our kids. in the meantime my husband has been very unreasonable and demanding and now depressed and suicidal. He’s drinking is out of control and he’s becoming paranoid and violent. How do I help myself without causing him to harm himself and protect my children from all this? Thanks.
Posted anonymously, 3rd January 2014