He beat our son
(Baton Rouge, LA)
I came home from work and my husband said our 3 year old son had two potty accidents at school. After they got home, my son had another accident and my husband told me he beat him naked with a belt.
My son had black bruises from his face to his knees, belt slashes across his back. Two weeks prior, he whipped our 1 year old with a belt when she soiled her diaper. So this time with my son was the last straw and I called the police.
We have been separated for 7 months. My husband has always had trouble controlling his anger. I think he may have a mental disorder like bipolar. His family made death threats against me and are angry at me for calling the police, but I have to protect my children.
I wish I could just move away and start over. People think I should just forgive him and get back with him, but I truly fear for me and my kid’s life. I want a divorce but can't afford it.