I am married to a man who has been abusive to me in the past. He has hurt me physically several times. He has not hurt me physically in about 18 months. The verbal and emotional abuse has, however, continued. If someone hasn't hurt you/hit you in this length of time, is it safe to say that the physical abuse is over? Is it possible to then begin to forgive and work on the relationship? Not sure where to go from here- I am at a crossroads. I have an opportunity to leave and start a new life on my own with my children, and I am not sure if I should take it.