I have been with the same man for almost 5 years now. We’ve been married for just over one year and now we’re expecting a child. During this time there have been occasions where he has hit me. I never left because I was thinking that it would pass, and that I was committed. I thought that being married meant that you have to help your partner through. Walking out was not an option, especially considering I have given so much of myself. He recently did it again, but worse! Fully aware that I’m pregnant.
I’m so conflicted. I’m afraid, yet I know he loves me and I want the marriage to work if he gets helps. What do I do? If I walk, I’m essentially leaving everything including my marriage and have no support structures were I currently am. Plus with a child on the way… will I not be robbing her of having a father??
What are your thoughts? Any advice for this young lady?