Just wanted to reply & support you.
You said, "Thank you for reading and listening to me, no one else does..." I want you to consider those words. It took me a LOONNNGGG time to realize that I was telling people what I needed & it didn't get me anywhere. Finally, it dawned on me that I... my own self ... wasn't even listening & doing anything about it. Then, I moved into action.. and things are working out.
You listened to yourself!!! You did it!! You left!! It was unbearable to your soul & you left!! You knew this man would lead the lives of you & your children to ruin & you Left!!
You are brave & strong. You listened, which is the most important thing.
About your dog, you made the only decision you could at the time. You did the right thing to get your children & self to safety. You need to forgive yourself for leaving your dog behind.
Could you arrange to have the local animal officer pick-up the dog as an unwanted animal, can you prove ownership?
You also need to weigh whether this is a good move, you need to ensure the safety of your children.
Edited by newmomlearning - 1/1/12 at 8:10pm