My life has not turned out like I had hoped for, to say the least. I did not expect to be married to someone worse than a bully. I did not expect to be beaten so badly that several of my teeth came out. I did not expect to cry every night, and cry myself to sleep. I did not expect to have to live in my car, because I lost everything, due to him controlling all we both worked for, but he said NONE of it was mine. I did not expect to be victim of domestic violence, but I am……….but I am much more than just that word. Yes, I was abused and battered by my husband, but I am still here. I am working to be released from his control.