Lived Experience: Aimee Choi

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I am 34 years old. I have two children, Anna who is six, and Nelson, who is three. I have been married for 9 years. I work as a human resource specialist for a software company. My husband and I both come from big families, and our families also live near us. We are all very close. Or at least we try to be.

I am ashamed to say this out loud. No one knows this, not even my family…they would never accept this….but I had no choice, I left my husband four months ago. He did not know we were leaving but I couldn’t stay. All of the shaming, yelling, and hitting had gotten out of control. It was okay when it was just me but when he raised a fist at our daughter I knew I had to do something. I knew he wouldn’t stop. He never would have let me leave. I waited until he went to work, and I took the few things I could gather and left. My attorney was able to get the court to slow down and order supervised visitation until we go back to court. My attorney says it won’t last forever. I don’t have any proof of what he’s done to me. I’ve told no one….I am scared…what will he do next?