Originally Posted by HM3
The abuse only starts once someone is committed to the relationship, e.g. moving in together, engaged, married, etc. You have young children - do you really want them to see their mother/aunt abused? What affect do you think it will have on them? Believe me it's not going to be positive. At the moment he is not abusive towards the children, but he may do so.
Abuse tends to escalate. Mine started off as verbal abuse, moved onto throwing things and finally onto pushing, choking and bruises.
You should leave, and not wait for the next round of abuse.
Its really hard b/c im not exactly in a position that i can leave.. i cant really make it on my own right now.. and thats really sad to say but its like i either stay with him and things are ok with everyone except me or i leave and me and the boys are kinda screwed.. idk..