It's been well over a year now, and there is no doubt that I am a battered woman. My husband has gotten worse over these past several months and so have his comments. I have been looking to get out of this situation but it seems like, after researching, I would wind up homeless. (I have two teenagers that I would probably have to send back to their father who was abusive in the past. I could not let them live in the temporary conditions that are provided here. But I can't let them go back to their father yet as he only began therapy a few months ago and the children still don't trust him.) So, I thought to myself, why should I leave? This is a nice apartment in a great area. We are just squeezing by, but it would be worse if I were on my own. I am looking into SS Disability benefits again. Maybe me and the kids could move out if I had that income.