Is divorce or separation allowed when there is abuse?


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I have been married now for almost three years. I have been abused most of the time. I am held in this marriage bacause of my faith, the lord says "to death do us part". I don't know where else to turn I live in a small town and do not want everyone knowing. When I am sick he doesn't take care of me as I do him, he belittles me, but turns around and says he loves me, so I forgive him no if and's or buts. I am just getting exhausted from the up and downs. And I want to know if it is ok if I seporate from him or even divorce?


#2

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