He promised it would never happen again. Once. Twice. The third time I left. He drained our joint accounts, changed the locks, stole my car, disconnected my wireless phone, disconnected the utilities at my small consignment store, changed the locks on our home and on our business. I was left homeless and penniless. I have no family , or at least no family that I can turn to you for financial or mental assistance . Yes, I used to have friends, but of course those relationships ended during the course of this marriage - not all at once mind you, it took about a year for him to completely seclude me and isolate me from everyone, and it doesn't help that I never told a single person; I was embarrassed and ashamed...I've always been so strong, so independent...I trusted the wrong man. The one man I chose to finally trust turns out to be a narcissistic and controlling person. I've contacted the police for assistance and they all give the same answer - it's a civil issue contact your attorneys.
I am temporarily staying on a friends couch and looking for a job but am struggling with daily life expenses - let alone having funds to pay attorneys or rebuild a life worth living...free from abuse.