I just wanted to come in and offer my support. Good for you for giving yourself space and safety. I've had to leave a relationship before that I really, really didn't want to walk away from, but knew I had to. While it was amazingly difficult and painful, it proved to be the best move I've ever made. My life is so different now - so full and rich and SAFE - I wish I could hold every woman's hand as she navigates similar waters and just SHOW her how strong she is, how much better things can be.
Keep on keeping on....you're doing well.