How do you know when it is time to leave? Ask someone who left her abuser. This is a great post that highlights acts of emotional abuse. http://krishannah.wordpress.com/2013/07/26/emotional-abuse-is-more-than-just-yelling/
If someone says they “love you, BUT..”, that “but” is a warning sign. If they threaten you with a nasty custody battle, that is another warning sign. Please read this post and educate yourself on how to notice the warning signs of abuse. If you are in a bad relationship and need to leave call the national DV hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or TTY 1-800-787-3224. It may be time to leave.