04-05-2012, 04:56 PM
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: SE Wisconsin
| | Re: My husband is assaulting me and I dont know what to do...
She also used "out in the bush," so I think that is Down Under.
OP, don't you have domestic abuse hotlines? In the US, if a woman fears that leaving will itself cause abuse, she just disappears--with the kids and whatever she can throw into the car as fast as possible. She goes to a women's shelter, and the people there help her with EVERYTHING--counseling, medical care (both are available to her and the kids), and with legal proceedings, housing, and finding a job. A big emphasis is put on making sure the h doesn't know where she is. She might have to see him in court, but she is kept safe, as are the kids.
Because you have seen your doctor, you should have no trouble proving the abuse. Your son may have to leave his current school, but you can settle somewhere else for a while--as long as you want--get divorced, have sole custody, etc.
Please, talk to the professionals in your community--look for a hotline. If things are so different there, let us know. We all have our own system as a reference point and don't want to waste your time with things that aren't available to you.