My boyfriend of 5 years is very emotionally abusive to me, he isn't really physically violent, although he does push me around once in awhile or grab me. I love him very much, and when he is in a good mood, he can be a very kind and generous person. I have been considering leaving, because I feel so unhappy, but I cannot make up my mind. I have tried talking to him about this, and he will sometimes admit he has been doing wrong and promise to change, but eventually it all begins again. We are both very broke and don't have the time or money for counseling right now, or that would be a consideration. I am torn, part of me feels I should stick it out and just work harder to try and help him understand or change, the other part of me feels like I don't have the energy left for that, I don't know if I can be patient anymore. Either way, my options are not very easy. Does anyone have any advice for me? I am embarrased to ask my friends, family for their advice. I feel ashamed that I have let myself be treated this way. Thanks.
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