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Annie’s Mailbox: Husband is verbally abusive

Dear Annie: I am 55 and married to a verbally abusive man.

When I threaten to leave, he will be better for a while, but soon the yelling starts again.

The last time I said I had no feelings for him and wanted a divorce, he threatened to harm me and burn down our house.

I am not allowed to be with any of my friends. So I went online and found “Jim.” He has been very supportive and a good friend.

We’ve never met, although we e-mail and talk on the phone regularly.

We are in love and want to be together. How do I leave my husband? I am scared to death of him.

– Unhappy

Dear Unhappy: If your husband is threatening you, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline (ndvh.org) at 1-800-799-SAFE (1-800-799-7233) for help. Do it right now.

Meanwhile, you are playing with fire by becoming romantically entangled with Jim.

Please cool it until you figure out what you are going to do with your marriage.


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