I am in a relationship that I am trying to get out of. I am hoping that I have the strength to leave him. I have been in this relationship for ten years and there are two children. We went through a temporary separation, but still lived in the same house. It was hell. He was supposed to leave, he had another woman and it was just a matter of time. Well, it never happened. So, their relationship ended, and to makes things short, I decided to give him another chance. It worked very well in the beginning; he had lost his job and we worked out together on everything. I could say that it was the best moment out of all years together. But as soon as he got a job and started making money, he started to be what he once was. He demanded attention and wanted me to wait on him, never mind my job or if I was sick. It didn’t matter, nothing mattered anymore only him. The cycle is starting all over again. I do want to leave, I just need to save enough money for a lawyer, because I have to fight over the house. I have to secure something for my girls; he made sure I didn’t have access to any money everything is under his sister’s name. I know for a fact that he will disappear from their lives without any remorse, once everything is over. At this point I don’t mind raising and supporting my girls without him. I think I will be in a better position without him. If there is anybody out there in the same situation, know that they will suck your energy and your happiness … your life.