Hello, My name is Kathleen and I am 47 years old, with a 7 year old son. We are currently living with my son's father. His father and I are no longer together, yet he refuses me to allow me to get a job, he has given me a car to drive which is in his name. He has been severely abusive to me in the past, mentally, emotionally, physically and sexually. He has gotten better, as there is no more physical abuse or sexual abuse, as I have stood up for myself, but the mental and emotional abuse is continuous, on a daily basis. He questions everywhere I go, has isolated me, in another city, one hour away from my closest family and friends. I am beyond frustration and feel that leaving is what I must do, I have tried for over 9 years, but, I refuse to allow our son to carry on this behavior, as learning from his father. I am quite capable to working. I am a skin care specialist and have been for 23 years, I am a craft artist, an ordained Reverend, offering intuitive counseling. When I am free from him, I will have the ability to help others in a full spectrum of holistic treatments which is my dream, to help others, to end suffering. I realize I cannot help others until I help myself. I do not feel I need to go into details. However, I am an open book. I am willing to answer any questions you may have. I cannot allow myself to be abused anymore and am asking for help.