Awww Melissa, i was just thinking about you and your husband when i saw your name on one of the postings the other day.
We would all love the perfect relationship, but sadly it's not all plain sailing.
I know it's hard, but you can't stay with someone like this.
When Richie and i split, my husband would have welcomed me back with open arms, but knowing i had my friends and family around me, made me realise i didn't need a man for security.
When i left my marriage, i left every piece of furniture that we both bought with my husband, because the last thing i wanted was his family to go around saying "She took this, she took that!".
Although i have bought my own house now and bought the furniture in it from the proceeds we got when we sold our marital home, i can happily say "It's mine and i did it on my own!".
And you can to!!. Even if it's rented, with second hand furniture, it's yours and at the end of the day you invite in who you want, when you want and even tell them to leave when you want!!.
Please don't think that you have to have a man to feel complete. This man has really giving you a low self esteem, and it's going to take a while to get it back up to where it should be.
I'll always remember when Richie and i split. That weekend a documentry was on one of the t.v. music channels about "Cher", and they played snippets of her records during it and " Do You Believe" was played.
If you ever get the chance listen to the words. It said it all for me!!.
Keep us all informed but sending