He found out I’d been talking about leaving him. Things got much worse after that.

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“He doesn’t trust my friends since he found out I was thinking of leaving so I don’t see them much at all now. He went through my phone a few months ago and found out I’d been talking to a friend about leaving him. Things got much worse after that. He poured juice over me in front of the children and told them it was my fault for winding him up. [My daughter] was really upset and hasn’t been sleeping well since.”