Re: any abusive marriage happy ending stories
No. I divorced my abusive husband because divorce IS a solution when you are a punching bag for a spouse that does not love you. It's not just the effects on the kids - it's the effects on you too.
Unless an abuser is invested in changing his or her behaviors, and is willing to undertake counseling, and you can see that a change is actually taking place, you would be crazy to go back.
By all means, don't divorce - you can stay separated for the rest of your lives - but going back to an abusive home is not a step that will help your husband to stop, because basically you're saying "just carry right on, no need to change" and abuse only gets worse, never better, without proper help.