My marriage is over after my husband chose to punch me in the mouth knocking out 2 teeth while on holiday in majorca 2 weeks ago.We were married for 8 years,together for 12 years.He had never hit me before although he had a bad temper and I always knew when to shut up.He was arrested in majorca and to cut a long story short I was given a protection order only valid in spain and he was released after 34 hours.I rebooked a flight home and have not seen him since he assaulted me.
Back in england i contacted the police and the courts and was given a non molestation order without notice to my husband and he is not allowed to come within a 50 metre radius of our rented house.
I am on sick leave from work and visiting my dentist weekly.I cannot get legal aid as I have too much disposable income apparently(i pick up £1200 a month).One minute I feel strong and cope really well and the next minute I feel like a frightened child.I am 57 years old and cannot believe this has happened to me.I really thought we would be together forever but I can never forgive him for what he has done to me and want a divorce.I have asked him by text for an address to serve divorce petition but he is not replying.His daughter came and collected all his clothes and personal items last friday and will not tell me where he is staying.She said to get a solicitor which I cannot afford to do.I think I am going to use wikivorce as they are cheaper than high street solicitors.I do have his work address so hopefully they will be able to serve the papers there.
Think I would be in a psychiatric unit by now if I didn''t have my 3 grown up children supporting me through this horrible mess.I feel like Im in a living nightmare,on a rollercoaster that i cant get off.
Thank you for reading,hope this makes sense.
I am so sorry to hear your terrible news and wish I could say something to help put your mind at rest, but I know how traumatic it is thinking that you knew someone and that you would spend the rest of your days together only to find out this is not the case and end up feeling really alone.
If you get the chance go on the chat site on here later tonight, as thats when most people are on there, and just have a chat with the lovely people of this site, it will make you realise that you are not alone.
This is a great site for information and just sharing problems!