I went through domestic violence, I got through it even through it nearly killed me in the process, I found a great way to get over it, finishing the marriage and getting a divorce! Worked wonders..
Did getting a divorce make it final? Just curious if he left you alone after that.
I wasn't married to my ex. For a solid 2 years after I left him he would track me down and constantly hang around. I moved to a different state to get away from him and only just moved back home 3 years ago. We got together 11 years ago and were together for 2 1/2 years. He hasn't found me in this house yet, but I know he has a general idea of where I live, and given my last experience with him about a year ago, I know he's still just as hung up on making my life hell. I tried to apply for a restraining order (or whatever they're called now??) and was told that a copy of my application would be sent to him as 'he has the right to defend himself against your accusations'. I asked them if that meant he would end up with my address as it was on the form I'd filled out and they said yes!! I told them that if he had that then he'd probably burn my house down so it wasn't worth the risk, they said there's nothing they could do about it. 5 hours later I asked for a police escort back to my car as I knew he'd still be there (that's where I left him on our meeting a year ago, he found it in the multi-storey carpark), the police reluctantly agreed after I begged them. The entire walk back there I was told I was being silly and no one would bother to hang around for over 5 hours bla bla bla etc. We got to the lift area and there he was, waiting for me. The look on the cops face was priceless, the look on ex's face was also somewhat amusing. I think it was then (when they got his cars rego number) that they found out that he already had DVO's on him from a few months before that the police themselves had issued to him, and that he'd literally come straight from that court case and found me!
I wish getting away from him was as easy as getting a divorce smile