I am angry. I was not always an angry person. When you live with someone who is constantly negative, it rubs off. I tried to get through this holiday, but if I say nothing, it sets him off. If I say how I feel, it sets him off. He is a big man, over 6 ft, very wide shoulders, very loud booming voice. He instantly reacts by screaming. If I shout back, then he calls me crazy. He actually told me I need to see a psychiatrist. This from the man who is bipolar, a pothead, & has ruined every relationship he's been in. So, I stopped yelling back. I stopped speaking. Again he told me I was nuts. I'm angry and hurt and tired of being treated the way I am. So get out, he says! He told me to go live in my car. I'm almost 54, worked hard my whole life, have a ten year old child, spent everything I had on my kids, this house, & this man. I will not live in my car. I will leave, but I will take my child where we can live peacefully. I'm not going to a shelter. I'm not living in a hovel. I will leave, but it will be a home. My child & I deserve a safe place to call home. He was supposed to buy this house with me. He now says that was all in my head. Married or not, if you plan to spend the rest of your life with someone, if you carry the burden of a lease for a year to let him save to buy, if you pay him faithfully every month, AND you discussed buying a house together, does it make me "crazy" because I expected it to be OUR house and not just his? To add insult to injury, he bought me three very pretty things for Christmas to hang on the wall....only I'm not allowed to hang anything on his walls! When you are pushed to your limit, why do they accuse you of being insane when you say, "enough!"