and the beat goes on.
<p>BrokenSoldier,</p> <p>You'll be following a slinky to keep doing what you're doing. No one will want to make a decision and no one will want to be held accountable. When the abuser finds you again, an order of protection won't be worth the paper it's written on. He'll do what he intends to do and be gone before the law arrives. Then, if you're still alive, you can get a hearing and hopefully he'll be charged with violating an order of protection. Of course, before that happens, you'll have to prove he did it. You do have one recourse though. You can shoot him and stand trial using "self-defense" as your defense. </p> <p>There needs to be a better way. You'll be a victim of abuse or a victim of the system, either way.</p>