Anonymous asked this question on 5/1/2000:
I'm seven months pregnant and my boyfriend physically abuses me. he always thinks I'm cheating on him and he get very angry and won't isten to what I have to say and thats when the hitting begins,I want to leave but i think I have already given up. What can i do what do you suggest?
Sarah32 gave this response on 5/10/2000:
When a woman is in an abusive relationship the man will try control every aspect of her being. He will make you feel like you can not survive without him You can make it without him and so can the baby. The two of you will be better off without the abuse. If you have some family memebers that can help you need to go to them right now. If not, then you need to find the nearest woman shelter and get a place of your own. If you are not working you can get assistance without housing that you and your baby will be safe. And if he tries to find you, then you need to proceed by getting a restraining order. Always remember this,"if you stay then you are teaching your child that it is ok for a man to hit a woman and that it's ok for a woman to take it." And we all knkow that that phrase is absolutely wrong. You need to put you and that baby first and tell that man to take a hike,.