I am a single mother. I finally ended an emotionally and physically abusive relationship with my son’s father after 6 years. It was not easy to do. He refused to leave everytime I asked. The last night we were together our son was with my parents. I came downstairs to let out our dog and he once again was screaming at me 3 inches from my face. I was hiding a glass of water and had just gotten out of the shower so I was barefoot and in a robe. He shoved me and I fell back against the wood steps pretty hard. I caught myself with my elbow. I had bruises all up my spine and bruised the bone in my elbow. My glass broke and I had glass in my foot. I was able to get up, call 911 and lock myself in the bedroom upstairs. The police saw all of the bruising and blood and took him away. I was so relieved. In the past a couple of times I was accused of being the aggressor by the police when really all I was doing was defending myself and then other times they just separated us for the night. I am incredibly grateful that this time was different. I now have full custody of my son. He is everything to me and I am so grateful for him. I need help getting back on my feet. I would like to buy us a home where we can finally feel safe. Since the incident we have been all over the place and I just want us to finally be settled so my son can have some peace. Last year I also lost my dad, my son’s Papa to cancer. They were very close so its been a lot of change for him in a short period and I want to give him some consistency. Thank you for taking the time to read this and helping if you can.