How do verbal abuse and anger issues play a role in divorce?

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How do verbal abuse and anger issues play a role in divorce?

My husband and I have been married for 10 years and over the past 2years he has really developed anger issues and become verbally abusive. Though he has never hit me, his temper elevates enough to where the yelling, name calling and repeated reminders of how stupid he thinks I am is just as hurtful. Lately, repeated threats of divorce are coming out. What can I, should I, do?

Asked on November 15, 2010 under Family Law, Alabama

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

I am so sorry for your situation.  I think that it may be best for you to seek advice from an attorney in your area on the matter.  No one can tel you what you should do only give you your options under your particular set of circumstances.  Surely you do not have to sit there and wait for him to lose control of his temper physically as he has done verbally.  So decide if you want to separate or divorce or get counseling.  That is your decision here.  An attorney can only tell you how to make that happen within the confines of your case if you should decide that that is the route to take and if the situation can give rise to grounds for divorce.  Good luck to you.


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