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After another scandal, I decided to divorce my husband. I packed up his things and threw him out the door. The apartment belongs to my parents, so everything is legally correct.

My ex-husband, not expecting me to be so brave, got angry and came back with the police to move in. It was explained to him that he couldn’t do it without a residence permit. Then he insisted that the precinct officer take a statement saying that I was infringing on his rights to live with me as his spouse and thus causing domestic violence. Technically, he was right: a divorce has been filed, but we are not divorced yet. After that the nightmare began.

My ex-husband, not expecting me to be so brave, got angry and came back with the police to move in. It was explained to him that he couldn’t do it without a residence permit. Then he insisted that the precinct officer take a statement saying that I was infringing on his rights to live with me as his spouse and thus causing domestic violence. Technically, he was right: a divorce has been filed, but we are not divorced yet. After that the nightmare began.

First he called, then he sent threatening text messages, and now he follows me around “to talk. And today I woke up to the sound of falling glass: at night he came and broke the windows (I live on the first floor). Called the police, but they said: “Why are you bothering us for no reason, go to the police station. And we have a young district officer, a boy even, my husband said something about me, but maybe just the solidarity of men, I do not know. In general, this district officer does nothing, or rather, says that it’s my fault, because I behave inappropriately.

I’m scared: I’m afraid to go out of the house, to leave my apartment without windows and go to work, too. I think I should go to his boss, let him influence him. Or at least he will be ashamed at work that he is behaving this way with his wife. My mother-in-law does not believe me, she says that her son could not do such a thing. I have no one to help me, I have no relatives or friends in this city.

The next day my husband came to apologize. I persuaded him to write a statement to the police that he himself had broken the windows drunk out of hooliganism. He admits his guilt, said that he would bring the money for new windows within 3 days. How strong an argument is this note for the police? In case the conflict escalates, he will just say that I forced him to write it and it will be “domestic violence” on my part again.

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  • 07/25/2021

    I wouldn’t make peace with that.

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