emotional abuse, in danger?
I am new to this forum, but thought I would give it a try. I need to ask if someone else feels like my situation is dangerous or abusive. I have been married to my husband for two years, with him for five. Now that I have been researching emotional abuse, my husband seems to fit all of the warning signs. I guess I just chose to ignore it and hope it would go away because I love him. I have many stories that I could share, but this past weekend we were out and about going to church, going to the movies and shopping. After we had gotten out of church, my husband and I were driving and he asked me to give him my cell phone. (keep in mind he likes to take my things away and not give them back especially my cell because he thinks I am a whore) so I gave him my cell phone. He wouldn�t give it back to me, he says he does it just to make me mad (but there is no trust in our marriage he is intimidated by me). Finally I got my cell back when he went into the gas station, he hid it under his driver's seat. We then parked at the movie theatre because the movie we wanted to see was about to start. He asked for my cell again I told him no. so he said we aren�t going into the theatre until you give it to me. I wouldn�t back down, so we sat there for about 20 min because he was throwing one of his fits and refused to go inside until he got what he wanted. He was so mad that he proceeded to buy 1 movie ticket for himself and left me to buy my own and try to run to catch up to him inside the theatre. After the movie he was continuing to throw a fit about me not giving him my cell phone, he drove to Hooters, threw his wedding ring in my face and said you can sit in the car, I am going in here to have a good time. He went in for five min, came back out and I was so angry. I was yelling at him for acting that way to me, he started saying he was going to beat me up and throw me in the street, he started raging, got in my face as he was driving and drove down a back alley and said okay you want to yell at me like this I will give you something to yell about, I was terrified he was going to hurt me. He just kept threatening me and screaming in my face. I am just wondering what anyone thinks, I have many, many, stories, too many to tell like this. I have been called every name in the book, my personality criticized,mind games etc. everyone says I am in danger and a domestic abuse counselor says I am in danger, but I guess I am in denial and hoping for him to change. Any opinions would be appreciated. thanks in advance.